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Medicare Advantage Plans (MA's)

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans are health plans that are approved by Medicare and provided by private companies such as Aetna, Cigna, Coventry, Health Net, Humana, United HealthCare, WellCare, and many others. Medicare sets the rules for Medicare Advantage Plans and regulates the private companies who operate the Plans.

Medicare Advantage Plans are also sometimes referred to as Medicare Health Plans, Medicare Part C Plans, and MAs/MA-PDs (and originally, Medicare Advantage Plans were called Medicare+Choice plans). A Medicare Advantage Plan combines your Medicare Hospitalization (or Medicare Part A) and Medical insurance or Doctor’s Visit Coverage (or Medicare Part B) into one Health Plan that provides the same Medically-Necessary Services as Original Medicare.

A Word On Medicare Advantage Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage (MA-PDs)

Some, but not all Medicare Advantage Plans also offer Prescription Drug Coverage (or Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D) at no additional cost and are called MA-PDs.

Medicare Questions:

Can anyone join a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Do you lose your original medicare Part A and Part B when you enroll in Medicare Advantage Plan?

What are the types of Medicare Advantage Plans?

Does each Medicare Advantage Plan offer the same type of health coverage?

How does a person choose a Medicare Advantage Plan?

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