Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, is a type of Medicare health plan offered by private health insurance companies, contracted with Medicare, that sell products to provide you with all of your Part A and Part B benefits. Memorial Hermann Advantage is one of those products.
While you must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, Part C coverage can help pay for services that Original Medicare does not.
In many cases, Medicare Advantage plans offer enhanced benefits that Original Medicare does not cover, like vision, dental and prescription drug coverage. Therefore, benefits and costs may vary from plan to plan.
Medicare Advantage plans can be offered by Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Private Fee-for-Service Plans (PFFS), Special Needs Plans (SNPs) and Medical Savings Account Plans (MSAs). Memorial Hermann Advantage is available in two types of Medicare Advantage plans: Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO and Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO.
Learn why you or your loved ones may need the additional benefits of Medicare Advantage coverage from Memorial Hermann Advantage plans.
Learn more about the basics of Medicare Part C