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What Is Medicare Part C?

What is Medicare Part C?

Medicare Part C (sometimes referred to as “Medicare Advantage”) are plans offered through private insurance companies which combine:

  • All the benefits of Part A
  • All the benefits of Part B
  • Prescription drug coverage (Part D) is included in many Part C plans
  • Plus additional benefits and built-in programs may be bundled with Part C plans (i.e. vision,  hearing, dental, fitness programs, etc.)

Costs:
Medicare Part C plans typically have low or no monthly premium, with fixed co-payments for services. You must always continue to pay your monthly Part B premium.

Enrollment:
To be eligible for Part C, you must:

  •   be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B
  •   permanently live in the plan’s service area
  •   not have end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

Which Doctors Can I See?:
Coverage is often limited to a defined network of doctors and providers (except for emergency care) and you may be required to choose a primary care physician.


If you have questions about Medicare Part C, we’re here to help.  Contact us anytime at (941) 405 – 3900.

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