Overview of Medicare Part C
Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, is an alternative insurance plan for participants of Medicare Part A and Part B to get their benefits. It is provided by private insurance firms, which are contracted by Medicare. In general, you do not have to purchase Medicare Part C. Instead, it provides the same coverage as original Medicare, along with additional services and items, such as gym membership, dental care, hearing aids, or vision care. Some individuals find that this plan may save them more money and reduce the maximum out-of-pocket costs.