Both Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement allow you to fill the gaps in coverage that are found in original Medicare. However, Advantage and Supplement plans will vary depending on costs, coverage and the provider network (HMO, PPO and PFFS). Therefore, you’ll need to compare these policies to choose the ideal combination of Medicare policies for your situation.
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period) isn’t as well known as the Annual Election Period, but you can make many of the same changes.
Like any massive insurance enterprise, Medicare is confusing. Medicare.gov offers hundreds of pages of explanation, but luckily the basics of the program aren’t difficult to grasp. As the cliché goes, however, the devil is in the details.