What is Medicare Advantage?Medicare Advantage is officially called Medicare C. Medicare C is Medicare A and B but managed by private insurance companies.

Medicare Advantage Plans vary from one private insurance company to the next, but they must cover all of the services covered in Medicare part A and B. Features to look for are lower deductibles and extra services that are not included in Medicare Part A or B.

Medicare C or Medicare Advantage is optional and you can sign up for either Medicare Part A and B or Medicare C. The Draw back to Medicare C is that Medigap plans to not apply to Medicare Advantage and you cannot buy a private insurance plan that will cover the gap between Medicare Advantage and out of pocket expenses.