Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, is an alternative to traditional Medicare. These plans are offered by private insurance companies and are approved by Medicare. The idea behind these plans is to provide the same coverage as traditional Medicare, but with added benefits like prescription drug coverage, hearing, vision, dental benefits, Gym Memberships, and potentially lower out-of-pocket costs. Their format is the same as the Health Insurance we’ve used our whole lives. They can be PPO’s, HMO’s and other types with Doctor/Hospital networks. Ask your Nassau County Medicare Broker for your Part C options.