What are Medicare Advantage plans
(Medicare Part C)
Medicare Advantage plans, often called Medicare Part C, combine Medicare Parts A & B (Original Medicare) into one plan. However, instead of receiving the benefits of Parts A & B through Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans are offered through private insurers, like UnitedHealthcare®, that are approved by Medicare.
What does Medicare Part C cover?
Medicare Advantage Plans combine coverage for hospital (Part A) and doctor (Part B) visits all in one plan and are required to offer all the benefits included in Original Medicare (except hospice care which continues to be covered by Part A). However, many Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans also include prescription drug coverage and routine eye and dental care coverage not offered by Original Medicare.
What are the benefits of Medicare Advantage plans compared to Original Medicare?
Many Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans include prescription drug, vision, hearing and dental coverage not offered by Original Medicare (Parts A & B). Additionally, each Medicare Advantage plan is required by law to feature an annual maximum cap on out-of-pocket costs, meaning once that limit is reached you will pay nothing for additional covered medical services.
Find Medicare Advantage plans that are right for you
UnitedHealthcare® offers many different Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans through UnitedHealthcare® Medicare plans. These plans are designed to accommodate a wide variety of healthcare needs and budgets.