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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What is Medicare Advantage?

A man and a woman reviewing Medicare Advantage Plans

Wading through all of the insurance plans out there can be overwhelming. Have you seen the Joe Namath commercials yet where he hypes up all the benefits of Medicare Advantage? With so many options, Medicare Advantage is a phrase you hear more often than the rest. Mainly because of how it’s funded.   What is Medicare…

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