Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare Advantage (also known as Medicare Part C) is the private insurance option for Medicare beneficiaries. A Medicare Advantage plan provides all of the hospital and related services covered by Medicare Part A as well as the physician and outpatient services covered by Medicare Part B. The plan may charge an additional premium beyond that charged for Part B services for Part A and Part B benefits (see discussion following) or additional benefits that are offered. Medicare Part D covers prescription drug benefits.