If you have Medicare, you may be wondering if there’s a way to cover more healthcare services, such as dental care, prescription drugs, or hearing exams. The answer may be a Medicare Advantage Plan.
A Medicare Advantage Plan, also called Medicare Part C, covers all the services currently offered as part of the Original Medicare Plan (Part A and B). But it can also provide additional coverage where Medicare doesn’t, saving you out-of-pocket costs for important treatments or medications
To be eligible for a Medicare Advantage Plan, you must:
- Qualify for Medicare Part A and Part B
- Live in the area the Medicare Advantage Plan serves
Medicare Advantage Plans are offered by private companies that Medicare approves. Each Plan is licensed to serve a specific area, so you must check with your Plan to make sure it covers where you live. If you have certain doctors or providers that you see, it’s also important to check whether they’re covered by the Medicare Advantage Plan you’re considering.
Keep in mind that each Medicare Advantage Plan is different and can choose to cover only medically necessary services. This means if a service isn’t required to diagnose or treat your condition, you may pay out-of-pocket for those services.