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Understanding Medicare
Understanding the Benefits of Medicare
Original Medicare includes Part A and Part B: 
PartA

Hospital Insurance

  • Inpatient care in hostpitals
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care
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PartB

Medical Insurance

  • Services from doctors
  • Outpatient care
  • Home health care
  • Double medical equipment
  • Some preventive services
Explore Part B
In addition, individuals are given the option to purchase
Medicare Part C and Part D:
PartC

Hospital Advantage

  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Essentially replaces Part A and B while offering additional benefits and cost coverage
  • Usually includes Medicare Part D as part of the plan
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PartD

Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs
  • May help lower your prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future
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What Isn’t Covered By Medicare Part A+B?

Some of the items and services that Original Medicare doesn’t cover include. There are some “gaps” which, if left unattended, could cost you thousands in the long run. You may consider buying a Medicare Supplement Plan or replacing Original Medicare with a Medicare Advantage Plan to protect against potential large future costs.

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PartA+B

What's Not Covered

  • Most dental care
  • Eye examinations related to prescribing glasses
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Acupunture
  • Hearing aids and the exams for fitting them
Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plans)

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plans)

Knowing which drugs are covered by Medicare Part D is tricky, as this benefit requires all patients to go through a private insurer. Each Part D plan provider has its own unique list of covered drugs, called a formulary. Most Part D plans categorize drugs into 2-3 "tiers" that have different costs.

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