Part C of Medicare is Medicare Advantage. Through this part of the program, Medicare coverage is offered through private insurance companies. Under these plans, you will receive all of your Part A and B benefits through a single plan. You can enroll during the Open Enrollment Period, your Initial Enrollment Period, or a Special Enrollment Period. To find out which enrollment period is best for your situation, get in touch with an insurance agent.
Part C plans are popular because they offer additional benefits that are not traditionally available through Original Medicare’s Parts A and B. You can find plans with all types of benefits, including covered transportation to and from medical visits and free meal delivery. In some cases, your plan may also include hearing, dental, and vision coverage. There’s a prescription drug coverage component included in most plans as well.