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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Find out what Medicare Part C is and what it covers.

The third part of Medicare, Part C, is also known as a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans are offered through private insurance companies, like Geisinger Health Plan, that contract with Medicare. In addition to your Part A and Part B coverage, these plans provide additional benefits.

Medicare Advantage plans can also include Part D, or prescription coverage. Part C is available to all Medicare beneficiaries living within a plan’s service area who have Medicare Parts A and B.

Medicare Advantage plans like Geisinger Gold give you another way of receiving benefits when you qualify for Medicare. Because there are many choices, you can find the right fit for your budget and lifestyle.

What does Medicare Part C cover?

Medicare Part C plans cover all services that would normally be provided through Original Medicare. Depending on the plan, and they can offer additional benefits such: 

  • Routine dental, preventive and some non-Medicare-covered comprehensive
  • Routine vision, including coverage for eyewear and/or contact lenses
  • Routine hearing and hearing aids
  • Fitness benefits
  • Over-the-counter approved products
  • Worldwide emergency medical coverage

How much does Medicare Part C cost?

Medicare Advantage plan costs vary in their premiums, deductibles and copays. The nice thing is, some plan options offer premiums as low as $0! 

Remember that you’ll need to continue paying your Part B premium, even if you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. 

Find the right Medicare plan for you

Our experts can help you find a Medicare Advantage plan that covers your medical needs. Call us at 800-482-8163 (TTY: 711) to find out if Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage is right for you.

Next steps:

Learn about Part D of Medicare Advantage
Here’s what to look out for in Medicare
Timeline to 65: Preparing for Medicare


Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and HMO SNP plans are offered by Geisinger Health Plan/Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company, health plans with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment in Geisinger Gold depends on annual contract renewal.

Y0032_23269_1_M Accepted 10/1/23

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