Medicare is the federally regulated health care program primarily for people who are over age 65. There are several components (parts, plans, & supplemental coverage) that make up the coverage. Medicare is also coverage for people who have certain disabilities, or have permanant kidney failure.


Medicare Parts A & B

Medicare Part A generally covers hospice, hospital, skilled nursing, and home health care services. Medicare Part B covers preventative services as well as supplies and services medically necessary to treat a disease or condition.


Medicare Supplements

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans provide coverage that Original Medicare doesn't cover in full. They are regulated by state and federal government. Identified in most states by letters, all policies provide the same basic benefits, however, some provide additional benefits.


Medicare Part D

This is your drug plan. Each plan has its own list of covered drugs (formulary). Many plans have different "tiers" on their formularies. Drugs in each tier have a different cost. Be careful to choose your plan based on the drugs you are taking.


Medicare Advantage

This is a health plan offered by a private company that replaces your Original Medicare to provide you with your Part A and Part B benefits. Most include Part D coverage as well and some plans may also provide vision and dental.

These questions will be answered

  • What is Medicare?
  • How do I qualify and when can I get it?
  • How do I choose the right plan?
  • How do I enroll or change plans?
  • How do I pay for coverage and benefits?
  • Can I go to the same doctors?

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