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Which Plans Can I Choose From?
Original MedicareMedicare Part A and Part B make up what is known as Original Medicare. This government-run program covers many, but not all, health care services for people 65 and older.
Medicare Supplement PlansAlso known as Medigap, these insurance policies help cover out-of-pocket expenses not covered by Original Medicare such as deductibles and coinsurance.
Medicare AdvantageThese private insurance plans act as an alternative to Original Medicare. They must offer the same coverage as Parts A and B, but many include additional coverage, such as dental and vision.
Part D PlansMedicare Part D prescription drug coverage is provided through private insurers. Monthly premiums and drug costs depend on the plan you choose.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Medicare Part A is hospital insurance. It covers inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing facility care and hospice care.
- Medicare Part B covers most doctor visits, outpatient care, preventive services and some medical supplies.
- Medicare supplemental insurance — also known as Medigap — helps cover additional costs, such as copayments and deductibles, for people with Parts A and B.
- Medicare Advantage plans are administered by private insurance companies. They include the same coverage as Part A and Part B and usually have Part D drug coverage. Plans may also include other extra benefits such as vision and dental.
- Medicare Part D plans are administered by private insurance companies to cover prescription drugs.
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