Part C of Medicare
also know as
Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare Advantage Plans are another way to get your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by Medicare-approved private companies that must follow rules set by Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans include drug coverage (Part D). In many cases, you’ll need to use health care providers who participate in the plan’s network and service area for the lowest costs.
These plans set a limit on what you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket each year for covered services, to help protect you from unexpected costs. Some plans offer out-of-network coverage, but sometimes at a higher cost. Remember, you must use the card from your Medicare Advantage Plan to get your Medicare-covered services. Keep your red, white, and blue Medicare card in a safe place because you’ll need it if you ever switch back to Original Medicare. Below are the most common types of Medicare Advantage Plans.
Other less common types of Medicare Advantage Plans that may be available include
HMO Point Of Service (HMO-POS) Plans, Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plan, A Private Fee-For-Service (PFFS) Medicare Advantage plan and others.
Medicare (only) Plans
Medicare plans that to be eligible you must be entitled to Medicare Part A, be enrolled in Medicare Part B and live in the plans service area.
DUAL Special Needs Plans
Medicare plans that to be eligible you must be entitled to Medicare Part A, be enrolled in Medicare Part B, be eligible for Florida Medicaid and live in our service area.
Medicare Chronic Condition Special Needs Plans
Medicare plans that to be eligible you must be entitled to Medicare Part A, be enrolled in Medicare Part B, live in the plans service area and have a qualifying chronic condition.