When working adults turn 65, they have a lot of options about their health coverage. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, currently about 25 percent of Medicare enrollees have opted for Medicare Part C, also known as the Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Such plans have been growing at a tremendous rate; since 2004, the number of beneficiaries enrolled in private plans has more than doubled from 5.3 million to 13.1 million in 2012, as determined by the Foundation. However, the coverage varies, making it a challenge for seniors and their insurance agents to find the best plan for their needs.
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