What’s the Difference Between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage?

Medical professional examines a patient with Medicare Advantage

KEY POINTS Original Medicare covers a majority of basic health necessities, but not everything. Medicare Supplement (also known as “Medigap”) was designed as a supplemental health insurance policy to cover additional out-of-pocket expenses that Original Medicare doesn’t cover. Medicare Advantage (also known as Part C), is a private insurance alternative to Original Medicare, which can…

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