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

Hospital Insurance

  • Inpatient care in hostpitals
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Hospice care
  • Home healthcare
Explore Part A

Medical Insurance

  • Services from doctors
  • Outpatient care
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Preventive services
Explore Part B
In addition, individuals are given the option to purchase
Medicare Part C and Part D:

Medicare Advantage

  • Limits your annual out-of-pocket costs
  • Essentially replaces Part A and B while offering additional benefits and cost coverage
  • Usually includes Medicare Part D as part of the plan
Explore Part C

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
Explore Part D

What Isn’t Covered By Medicare Parts A and B?

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.

Learn More About Medicare Part A and 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.

Learn More About Prescription
Drug Plans

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