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The number of seniors choosing to enroll in Medicare Advantage, the private sector alternative to traditional Medicare, continues to increase. 

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that the number of Advantage beneficiaries is up 7.3 percent from where it was in September 2014. About 17.7 million people are enrolled in an MA plan, up from nearly 16.5 million individuals at the same time last year, CMS said.

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