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Should clients get a Medicare Advantage plan? Many people don't realize that they can get Medicare coverage without necessarily having to sign up for the coverage, according to personal finance website Motley Fool. Some private insurance companies now offer Medicare Advantage plans, which offer at least as much coverage as that offered in Part A and Part B that goes toward hospital and medical services (or what is now sometimes called "original Medicare.") And some of these policies go beyond original Medicare, offering things such as vision care, dental care, and prescription drug coverage. There are some caveats to consider. While original Medicare often has the patient paying 20% of bills, a Medicare Advantage plan may charge a low co-pay for each doctor visit. Those who intend to get a Medicare Advantage plan are advised to shop around and compare available plans and base their choice on their needs. --Motley Fool

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