Part C: Medicare Advantage plans
Part C covers all the benefits of Part A and Part B plus additional benefits and services. The cost of a Part C plan varies depending on the plan.
What’s covered under Part C?
Part C covers all the benefits of Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), plus additional benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover and the option to include prescription drug (Part D) coverage. Many people choose to add Part C because it provides more complete coverage than just Original Medicare.
- All the benefits of Original Medicare (Part A and Part B)
- Routine eye exams
- Routine hearing exams
- Prescription drug coverage (available with many, but not all, Part C plans)
What does Part C cost?
Premium, copays, and deductible vary depending on your plan.
When you join a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C), you must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.