Vision / Hearing
Plans often cover routine eye exams, glasses, frames, lenses, and contacts. Additional discounts on vision care may apply when you use specific providers.
Original Medicare does not cover hearing aids or fitting exams for hearing aids. With Medicare Advantage Part C plans, there may be extra benefits available.
Special Needs Plans (SNPs)
Medicare Advantage offers three types of Special Needs Plans that are benefit centric to the unique needs of Medicare beneficiaries who meet specific eligibility criteria.
- Chronic-Condition Special Needs Plans (C-SNP)
- Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNP)
- Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNP)
Routine Dental Care
Unlike original Medicare that only covers emergency procedures, some Medicare Advantage plans offer full dental coverage including cleaning, fillings, tooth extractions, or dentures.
Generally, Medicare Advantage dental coverage is the only way to get dental services covered under Medicare.
Prescription Drug Coverage /
Medication Therapy Management
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan (MA-PD) is a Part C plan that includes prescription drug coverage offered by private companies that provide Part A, B, and D benefits contracted with Medicare.
Health and Wellness Programs
This benefit helps you focus on physical, mental, and emotional wellness to help you develop healthy life habits to improve the quality of life and increase independent living.
These programs offer multiple managed care networks of health care providers – coordinating and providing your health care more efficiently.
Cost Saving Premiums
You are responsible for Medicare Part B premiums, however, when you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, some premiums as low as $0 with a small copay instead of a coinsurance percentage. This makes cost-sharing less than Original Medicare.