Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage, is a form of Medicare containing Parts A, B, and sometimes D. This form of Medicare is administered by private insurance companies that have been approved by CMS (Medicare).
Medicare Advantage Plans are often misunderstood. They are not Medicare supplements. They are simple Medicare plans with no supplemental coverage.
There are some disadvantages to advantage plans. Some doctors and hospitals will not take the plans, and you are not eligible to buy a Medicare supplement insurance policy. You are responsible for all costs not paid by the plan which could be thousands of dollars.
They may include drug coverage, but this may not be to your benefit. Part D drug coverage is available by itself and you may be able to get lower costs with a stand alone plan.
We do not offer Medicare Advantage plans because there have been to many complaints from people with high out of pocket medical costs that can't see the doctors of their choice.