Medicare Advantage Part C vs. Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Supplements are often confused with Medicare Advantage plans but they are two completely different types of coverage.

While Medicare Advantage plans let you add health benefits (i.e., dental, vision, prescription drugs, etc.) to your plan, Medicare Supplement plans add financial benefits by paying your copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.

In some cases, supplements might cover “small” health benefits, like Medicare fitness programs, but most often, the benefits are purely monetary.

It’s important to note that if you need to decide which is more important to you because you can’t have a Medicare Advantage Plan and a Medicare Supplement Plan at the same time.