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Medicare Advantage, also called Part C

Medicare Advantage is a kind of Medicare health plan that you can get from a private insurance company. This kind of health plan still gives you all the benefits you get with traditional Medicare.

Some Medicare Advantage plans include prescription medicine coverage (Part D). You may also get coverage for dental, hearing, vision, and wellness programs.

When you have Medicare Advantage, you have to follow all of the plan's rules. For instance, you need to use doctors in the plan’s network.

Plans may have different limits on out-of-pocket costs. So make sure to compare plans before you sign up for one.

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