Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona provide an alternative way to get your Original Medicare benefits. Original Medicare is the federally administered health-care program for seniors and certain disabled individuals. A Medicare Advantage plan must include at least the same level of medical and hospitalization coverage as Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. In addition, coverage might be included for other services, such as routine vision and dental, or hearing services. Some Medicare Advantage plans might also include prescription drug coverage as part of the plan; these plans are known as Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans.
Medicare Advantage plans are offered through private insurance companies that are contracted by Medicare. The specific benefits and cost of that coverage can vary by company and plan. For example, the cost of a Medicare Advantage plan in Arizona may fluctuate between different counties in the state.