MEDICARE ADVANTAGE CARRIERS
Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) is another way you can get your Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, coverage. The exception is hospice care, which is still covered under Part A rather than through Medicare Part C. Most Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage. Types of Medicare Advantage plans include (but aren’t limited to) Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans, Special Needs Plans (SNPs), and Medical Savings Account (MSA) plans. Medicare Advantage plans may have lower costs than Original Medicare and may provide additional benefits; details vary among insurance companies and individual plans.