Medicare 101

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The Parts of Medicare

Original Medicare
Medicare Insurance Options

PART A

  • Inpatient Hospital Care
  • Skilled Nursing Services
  • Hospice Care

PART B

  • Doctor's Visits
  • Outpatient Hospital Services
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Physician Administered Drugs

PART C

  • An "all in one" alternative alternative to Original Medicare, offered by private companies
  • Covers the same benefits as Part A and Part B, and usually includes Part D prescription coverage
  • Plans may include additional benefits not covered by Medicare

PART D

  • Prescription Drug Coverage offered by private companies
  • Stand-alone plan option or often included with Medicare Advantage plans
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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"