Codes and Frequencies
For persons who indicated having a Medicare Advantage plans (MCARPLUS or MCARHMO ) (formerly known as the Medicare Plus Choice plan), MCARADVPREM reports if the person enrolled in the plan pays a premium.
Definition of Medicare Advantage Plans
Though no definition is provided to respondents, Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called "Part C" or "MA Plans," are offered by private companies approved by Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans provide all of enrollees Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans may offer extra coverage, such as vision, hearing, dental, and/or health and wellness programs. Most include Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D).
- 2010-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Persons enrolled in Medicare Advantage or Medicare HMO plan.
- 2010-2018 : PERWEIGHT