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Transcript: Medicare Advantage Right For You

What is Medicare Advantage? Let's unpack what you need to know about Medicare Advantage. Sometimes it's just easier to get everything you need in one place. That's the idea behind Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C. It helps you make the most of one plan. These types of plans are provided by a private insurance company and include coverage for everything that original Medicare covers.


What is the advantage? Medicare Advantage plans can cover more. For example, many offer prescription drug coverage, as well as dental, vision and hearing benefits. Some include coverage for things like fitness memberships. Others even connect you to wellness coaches, either online or by phone to help you reach your health goals. If you choose Medicare Advantage, you continue to pay a monthly Part B premium to Medicare, in addition to any premiums you pay to the company that provides your plan.

Medicare Advantage plans can offer richer benefits at a more reasonable price, because they harness the power of coordinated care within a network of providers. But keep in mind not every doctor or hospital is part of your network, and if I a provider is outside your network, their services may not be covered. So, before you sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan, make sure the doctors you want are in the plan's network.

If you like the idea of being able to manage all your Medicare and prescription drug benefits under one plan, a Medicare Advantage plan might be for you. Got more questions? Learn more at



Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.

See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.