If you have Medicare and VA, Tricare, or CHAMPVA, you can choose coverage directly through the government (Original) or from a private plan. Medicare Advantage (AKA Part C) are plans offered by private insurance carriers who are contracted & regulated by the government. Medicare Advantage doesn’t supplement your Medicare, it becomes it. Just like Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage includes Part A coverage for hospitalization and Part B benefits for doctors & outpatient care. In addition to medical coverage, Medicare Advantage typically includes additional benefits for zero cost, which aren’t included with Standard Medicare.
These sections appear in order on this page;
- Medicare Advantage Benefits
- Medicare Advantage Vs. Regular Medicare
- Request Plan Information
- Medicare Advantage Types & Tips
- Medicare Advantage FAQ
Medicare Advantage Benefits
Just like Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage includes hospital and doctors coverage.
Tricare & CHAMPVA supplement Medicare Advantage & will cover medical copays. Advantage can also be a good option for Veterans with VA benefits.
In most cases you’ll get dental, vision, hearing, fitness and other benefits for zero extra cost.
Plans designed for Veterans & Retired Military can include a rebate that lowers your monthly cost of Medicare.