Medicare 101

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The Parts of Medicare

Original Medicare
Insurance Plan Options
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PART A

  • Inpatient Hospital Care
  • Skilled Nursing Services
  • Hospice Care
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PART B

  • Doctor’s Visits
  • Outpatient Hospital Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Physician Administered Drugs
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PART C

  • Medicare Advantage Plans offered by private insurance companies
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PART D

  • Prescription Drug Coverage
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MEDIGAP

  • Supplemental insurance that helps fill “gaps” in Original Medicare (sold by private companies).
  • An alternative option to Part C
  • Can be paired with a standalone Part D prescription drug plan

“Hospital Insurance”

“Medical Insurance”

“Medicare Advantage”

“Prescription Drug Coverage”

“Medigap/Medicare Supplement”

What’s NOT covered by Medicare?

Medicare doesn’t cover everything. If you need these services, consider enrolling in a Medicare Insurance plan that may help cover some services that are not covered by Original Medicare.

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Long Term Care (also called custodial care)
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Most dental care
N
Eye examinations related to prescribing glasses
N
Dentures
N
Cosmetic Surgery
N
Hearing aids and exams for fitting them
N
Most prescription drugs*
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Routine foot care

*these are covered by private insurance companies in on of two ways 1) through a Medicare Advantage plan OR 2) a stand alone Part D plan