The most common types of Medicare Advantage Plans are Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), and Private Fee-For-Service (PFFS) plans.

You may also see Medicare Advantage Plans called Special Needs Plans (SNP), Provider Sponsored Organizations (PSO) and Medicare Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs).

You still have Medicare if you join a Medicare Advantage Plan.

Different types of plans have different rules for how and where you can get coverage. Even plans of the same type may have slightly different rules so you should always check with a plan directly to find out how coverage works.