Medicare Part C

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Graph

Medicare Advantage Plans (also called Medicare Part C), provide an alternative to traditional Medicare Part A and Part B.

Features of Medicare Advantage Plans

  • Covers all Medicare Part A and Part B approved services.
  • Has deductibles and copayments that you may need to pay.
  • Generally requires a referral for you to see specialists.
  • May include extra benefits, prescription drugs, limited dental, hearing and vision care.
  • May require use of only providers in the networks – doctors, hospitals and suppliers.
  • Some plans may allow you to go out of networks at additional costs.
  • You must have Medicare Part A and Part B and live in the service plan’s geographic service area 

Medicare Advantage Plan providers available to Montgomery County residents:

  • Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC /Preferred Provider Organization                             Telephone; 888-403-7682  Website:
  • Kaiser Permanente/ Medicare Cost Plan                                                                           Telephone 877-408-8607  Website:
  • University of Maryland Health Advantage/Health Maintenance Organization              Telephone: 844-262-1122  Website:

Part C Resources