The A-B-C-D's

Here’s an overview of
what each part covers

This is hospital insurance that covers:

  • Inpatient hospital and rehabilitation facility care, including X-rays, surgeries and radiation treatment.

  • Skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care.

Most people won’t pay a premium for Part A.

This is medical insurance that covers:

• Outpatient hospital and home health care.
• Ambulance, doctor and preventative services.

You’ll pay a monthly premium for Part B.

The premium is usually deducted from – or taken out of – your social security check.

An alternative to orginal Medicare, this is a
Medicare Advantage plan that:

  • Covers all your Parts A and B benefits.

  • May cover your prescription drugs, too.

  • May also offer extra benefits, like vision coverage or a fitness membership.

  • Caps your out-of-pocket spending to protect your finances.

You may pay a monthly premium for Part C. You must keep paying your Part B premium, too.

This is a Medicare prescription drug plan that:

  • Covers your prescription drugs.

  • Is often included in a Medicare Advantage plan.

  • Can be purchased separately to go with original Medicare.

You may pay a monthly premium for Part D.

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