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Medicare Part C: Medicare Advantage

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Medicare Advantage

Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage (MA), is sold by private insurance companies and offer the equivalent of Medicare Part A and Part B, as well as additional coverage. If you purchase a Medicare Advantage plan, you cannot sign up for (and will not need) Original Medicare and a Medicare Supplement plan. This is because Medicare Advantage plans replace traditional Medicare, and all of your Medicare benefits are received through a private insurance company.

Medicare Advantage vs. Medigap

In the video below, one of our agents, Kathleen, discusses the pros and cons of Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement insurance. Watch the video to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of both health plans.

How to Switch Back to Original Medicare & Medigap

If you are currently on a Medicare Advantage plan and want to switch back to Original Medicare and Medicare Supplement insurance, there are only 2 time periods you can do this.
You can make the switch during the Annual Enrollment Period (October 15th – December 7th of each year) or during a special period called Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) (January 1st – February 14th of each year).

If you have any questions about switching back to Original Medicare and Medigap, please feel free to call us for more information at (800) 310-2550!


GoMedigap does not offer Medicare Advantage plans. For more information regarding Part C, please visit Medicare.gov.

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2 Replies to “Medicare Part C: Medicare Advantage”

  1. I HAVE PLAN F AND HEAR IT WILL DISCONTINUED ACCEPT FOR THOSE ALREADY ENROLLED, THAT WOULD BE ME.

    WHAT IS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN…IS IT ALL BY PRIVATE INSURANCE AND YOU DO NOT CARRY A MEDICARE CARD..ARE YOU MORE WELL? DO YOU PAY DEDUCTIBLES AND WHY IS THIS ACCORDING TO SOME THE BEST PLAN!

    1. Hi Pat,

      You are correct- you can keep or pick up a Plan F as long as you were eligible for Medicare before January 1 2020.

      Many people that have Medicare Supplements prefer them over Medicare Advantage plans for a few reasons. Medicare Advantage plans typically have a small location-based doctor network, unlike the nationwide network that you enjoy with a Medicare Supplement. While many Advantage plans have low premiums, they have high deductibles and copays. Unlike Medicare Supplements, your Advantage plan carrier can choose to deny a service that your doctor recommends, even if is considered a covered service. Overall, many people find that Medicare Supplement plans offer protection that suits them better.

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