Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is a type of health insurance plan offered by private insurance companies that contract with the federal government to provide Medicare benefits to eligible individuals.
Medicare Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) are periods outside of the regular enrollment periods during which eligible individuals can enroll in or make changes to their Medicare coverage.
Choosing the right Medicare coverage can depend on your specific healthcare needs and budget. Here are some steps you can take to determine what Medicare coverage is right for you:
Here are some programs that may be available to help lower Medicare costs:
If you work past age 65 and have employer-sponsored health coverage, you may be able to delay enrollment in Medicare Part B without facing a late enrollment penalty. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) does not typically cover routine dental and vision care, such as check-ups, cleanings, eyeglasses, or contact lenses. However, there are some options to obtain dental and vision coverage with Medicare: