Medicare FAQs - Medicare Part C
1. What does Medicare Part C cover?
Medicare Part C (also called Medicare Advantage) is another way to get Medicare benefits. Medicare Part C combines Part A, Part B and, sometimes, Part D (prescription drug coverage).
2. What is Medicare Part C?
Medicare Part C is medical and hospital insurance. It includes everything that Medicare Parts A and B includes and often also provides prescription drug coverage under Part D and other benefits such as vision and dental coverage. Medicare Part C is also known as Medicare Advantage and is offered by private companies.
3. Who is eligible for Medicare Advantage?
In general, most people who are eligible for Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. However, people with certain disabilities or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) may not be able to participate in Medicare Advantage and may need to use Original Medicare instead.
4. If I join a Medicare Advantage plan, do I still need to pay a Part B premium?
Yes, you will still need to pay your Part B premium to Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage plans also charge a fee over and above what Medicare Part B charges because they provide extra coverage, such as prescription drug coverage, dental and vision.