Medicare Part C
Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
Medicare private health plans are known as HMOs, PPOs, PFFS, and SNP. You can choose to get your Medicare coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan instead of Original Medicare, but you cannot have both. You cannot have Medicare Parts A and B with Part C. Medicare Advantage plans must offer at least the same benefits as Original Medicare (Parts A and B) but can do so with different costs, rules and coverage restrictions. It is possible to get Part D as part of the benefits package if you choose. There are many choices of Medicare Advantage plans that are available, which are identified by an approved area Network. It is possible to pay a monthly premium for this coverage, in addition to your Part B premium. Enrollment outside of your Open Enrollment is typically between Oct. 15th through Dec. 7th of each year, or Annual Enrollment Period (AEP).
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