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Part C, or Medicare Advantage

The third part of Medicare, Part C, is also known as a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare Advantage plans are offered through a private insurance company that contracts with Medicare, such as Geisinger Gold. These plans will provide your Part A and Part B coverage, and often include benefits outside of what is covered by Original Medicare. 

Medicare Advantage plans can also include Part D, or prescription coverage, which you can read about here. Part C is available to all Medicare beneficiaries living within a plan’s service area who have Medicare Parts A & B and who do not have end-stage renal disease.

Medicare Advantage plans, like Geisinger Gold, were created to give Medicare beneficiaries a new way of receiving benefits — offering many choices to find the right fit for your budget and lifestyle.

What does Medicare Part C cover?

Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, will cover all services that would normally be provided through Original Medicare, and can offer additional benefits such: 

  • Dental, preventive and some non-Medicare-covered comprehensive
  • Routine vision, including coverage for eyewear and/or contact lenses
  • Routine hearing and hearing aids
  • Medicare Parts A and B
  • Routine dental
  • Routine vision
  • Hearing aids
  • Fitness benefits
  • Worldwide emergency medical coverage

How much does Medicare Part C cost?

Medicare Advantage plan costs can vary in their premiums, deductibles and copays. The nice thing is, some plan options can offer premiums as low as $0! Be aware that Medicare beneficiaries will need to continue to pay their Part B premium, even if they enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan.

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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_20271_1_M Accepted 10/1/2020
Last updated 8/30/2021