Medicare Basics

We tend to think about Medicare as one big insurance plan, however, it is actually made up of four different parts that each provide certain types of coverage:

PART A | Hospital Insurance

Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and certain home health services.


PART B | Medical Insurance

Helps cover doctor and other provider services, including some drugs administered by your doctor, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and certain home health services.


PART C | Medicare Advantage (MA)

MA is an option to get Medicare Part A and Part B benefits through private health plans. Some MA plans provide extra benefits for extra cost; most MA plans also provide prescription drug coverage under terms similar to Part D.


PART D | Prescription Drugs

Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs.


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For more information on Medicare basics visit, Medicare.gov.