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Medicare is a government health insurance program for people who are 65 or older. Younger people with certain disabilities and people with End Stage Renal Disease may also qualify.

Medicare is divided into “parts”, which cover specific services. See below to learn more about the different parts of Medicare.

 

Medicare Part A - Hospital Insurance

Medicare Part A primarily covers inpatient hospital care, but also covers skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home health care costs.

Medicare Part A and Part B are sometimes called Original Medicare.

 

Medicare Part B - Medical Insurance & Doctors Visits

Medicare Part B mainly covers non-hospital medical needs including doctor services, outpatient care, lab work, ambulance, and medical equipment costs.

Medicare Part A and Part B are sometimes called Original Medicare.

 

Medicare Part C - Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage “bundles” Original Medicare Part A and Part B into one health insurance plan. Medicare Advantage plans are offered by health insurance companies approved by the government.

Medicare Advantage plans can also include Part D - prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Advantage can also include extra services not included in Part A and Part B, such as vision, hearing, dental, and wellness programs.

 

Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Coverage

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage. Part D plans are offered by health insurance companies approved by the government.

 

Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap)

Medicare Supplement Plans covers costs not included in Original Medicare Part A and Part B, including deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. Medicare Supplement Plans are also known as Medigap, and are offered by health insurance companies approved by the government.

 

Three Paths to Medicare Coverage

There are three general paths to receive health insurance coverage through Medicare:

Path 1
Original Medicare
Path 2
Medicare Advantage
Path 3
Medicare Supplement
Part A
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Part B
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Part D
Medicare Advantage Plan
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Part D
(if Advantage plan does not include Part D)
Part A
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Part B
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Part D
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Medicare Supplement Plan

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