Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is an alternative to Original Medicare, which is often referred to as Part A and Part B. Medicare Advantage plans are provided by private health insurance companies, which have been approved by Medicare.
Companies offering Medicare Advantage plans must provide the same benefits found within Original Medicare. These plans also offer additional coverage, such as dental benefits, routine vision care, prescription drug coverage, and health wellness programs.
With Medicare Advantage, it’s possible to get prescription drug benefits (Medicare Part D) included.
Medicare Advantages allows for both Original Medicare benefits and prescription drug benefits under one plan with Part A, Part B, and Part D coverage.