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Medicare Supplement

What is Medicare?

Medicare is health insurance for:

  • People 65 or older
  • People under 65 with certain disabilities
  • People of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant)

The Different Parts of Medicare

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover

  • Impatient care in hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facility, hospice, and home health care

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover

  • Services from doctors and other health care providers, hospital outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and home health care.
  • Preventive services to help maintain your health and to keep certain illnesses from getting worse.

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)

  • Includes all benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B
  • Run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies
  • Usually includes Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) as a part of the plan
  • May include extra benefits and services for an extra cost

Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage)

  • Helps cover the cost of outpatient prescription drugs
  • Run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies
  • May help lower your prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future

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