Also known as Part C, Medicare Advantage includes Original Medicare Parts A (hospital coverage) and B (medical coverage), and typically includes Part D (prescription coverage). Some also include dental and vision care.
These all-in-one plans help simplify the complexity around Medicare, and may offer more comprehensive and cost-effective benefits.
Medicare Advantage works like a traditional HMO where you choose a primary care doctor to manage your health care and provide a more coordinated approach to your care, including referrals to specialists. A Medicare Advantage HMO plan is a Medicare plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage plans are still regulated by the federal government.