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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans

Who is Eligible?

  • Are enrolled in Part A and Part B
  • Live within the plans' service area (county)

Choosing Medicare Advantage Plans as an Alternative to Original Medicare

  • Advantage plans must cover everything Original Medicare covers. 
  • Enrollees pay the Part B premium and any other applicable costs
  • Offered by private companies to replace Original Medicare and secondary insurance.
  • Multiple options in each county, such as:
    • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) require care and services from providers and facilities in the plan's network
    • ​Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO) allow care and services from outside the network but typically with higher costs. 
  • ​Most plans include that Part D benefit (MAPD)