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Medicare Part C Premiums

What is Medicare Part C?

Medicare Part C is commonly referred to as Medicare Advantage. Medicare Advantage is another health plan choice offered by Medicare approved private insurance companies. These plans combine your Medicare Part A and B and most include Part D (prescription drug coverage).  Most Medicare Advantage Plans have a network of doctors and hospitals they require you to use in order to be covered.

Types of Medicare Advantage Plans

  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
  • Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS)
  • Special Needs (SNP)

How much does Part C cost?

It would be difficult to give you a monthly premium amount for Medicare Part C because the cost varies depending on the plan you choose and what is included. Below is a list of possible factors that could have an effect on the monthly premium of a Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • The plan may offer additional benefits such as dental, vision, hearing, wellness programs, etc.
  • The plan may pay part or all of your Part B premium
  • Deductibles
  • Co-payment amounts
  • Coinsurance
  • Networks

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