Part CMedicare Part C - Medicare Advantage also known as Medicare Health Plans

Pays covered hospital, doctor and outpatient care

Important Important: Part C is an alternative to Medicare Parts A (hospital care) and B (doctor and outpatient care). Medicare pays a private insurance company to manage Parts A and B. When you enroll, the provider bills the insurance company instead of Original Medicare.

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What will it cost?

  • Part C may require a monthly premium, as costs vary. Most people pay between $0-$200 per month.
  • You may have copays and other out-of-pocket costs.
  • Additionally, you must pay your Part B (doctor and outpatient care) premium.
  • Part C costs and plans by county:2014.
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What does it cover?

  • Part C covers all services Original Medicare Parts and B cover.
  • Most Part C plans include prescription drug coverage (Part D).
  • Part C may provide additional coverage, such as vision and dental, not covered by Part A (hospital care) and Part B (doctor and outpatient care).

How can I enroll?

  • You must first be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B.
  • You can enroll by:
  • If you have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), you cannot enroll in Part C.

Updated 03/27/2014

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