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Adriana Anderson by Adriana Anderson | Licensed since 2009
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This article was updated on: 02/25/2016

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) plans are required to offer at least the same amount of coverage as Original Medicare, Part A and Part B (except for hospice care, which remains covered by Medicare Part A). Medicare Advantage plans are sold by private insurers that have contracted with the Medicare program.

What additional services Medicare Advantage plans cover will vary from plan to plan, and so will your copayments and coinsurance. Some Medicare Advantage plans may also include additional benefits that Original Medicare does not; for example, vision, dental, hearing, and prescription drug therapy.

Some Medicare Advantage plans may even feature a zero-dollar ($0) premium. While these plans may work well for some, it is important to note they are not necessarily the cheapest Medicare Advantage offerings in your market.

These zero-dollar Medicare Advantage plan premiums may include higher prescription drug costs, copayments, and deductibles. No matter which Medicare Advantage plan you join, you must continue paying your Part B premium as well.

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