Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage: How Do They Compare?

With the Medicare Annual Enrollment deadline approaching on Dec. 7, now is the time to review whether your Medicare coverage is a good fit for your health care needs and make any needed changes for 2020.

A growing number of people – now more than 23 million* – are choosing Medicare Advantage. So, what’s the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? Check out this chart for a helpful overview.

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More people are recognizing the value and simplicity Medicare Advantage offers. In fact, more than one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries have chosen Medicare Advantage*, and there are many different plan options available to help meet your health and budget needs. To view plans in your area, visit UHCMedicareHealthPlans.com.


*Medicare Advantage Enrollment data is from CMS, June 2019.