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Parts A and B


Additional Benefits
(Lower or no cost sharing, more preventive care, coverage of health care services not covered under Original Medicare)


Drug Coverage
(MA Plans usually have optional prescription drug coverage)


Medicare Advantage Plans

Individuals can receive their Part A and Part B Medicare benefits by joining a Medicare Advantage plan, also referred to as Medicare Part C. Medicare Advantage Plans provide Part A and Part B Medicare coverage, except hospice. All Medicare-covered services a MA plan beneficiary receives while in hospice care are paid by the Original Medicare plan.

In addition to Part A and Part B Medicare coverage, MA plans often offer extra benefits such as vision, hearing, dental, and/or health and wellness programs. Many Medicare Advantage plans may also include prescription drug coverage.

Page Last Updated: December 31, 2018