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What are the Parts of Medicare?

There are four parts of Medicare provided by the Federal Government and/or in combination with Medicare Approved private Insurance companies.

When you first sign up, you will hear the term "Original Medicare" which refers to Part A and Part B. Both parts are covered by the Federal Government.

  • PART A Hospital Insurance - Part A covers hospital stays (but not physician fees), a limited amount of hospital care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and home health care. Part A is free if you or your spouse has worked and paid taxes for at least 10 years.

  • Part B Medical Insurance - Part B covers physician services, inpatient and outpatient medical services, outpatient hospital care and diagnostic tests. Part B has a monthly premium which is deducted from your Social Security check.

  • Part C Medicare Advantage Plan - A Medicare Advantage plan combines Parts A and B into one policy. It also may offer additional coverage such as vision, hearing, dental and wellness programs. Prescription coverage (Part D) may also be included. This plan is provided by a Medicare approved private insurance company.

  • Part D Prescription Drug Coverage - Part D Plans help cover the cost of drugs. There are various plans available based on the type of medications you may be taking. Part D is provided by private insurance companies.

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