Services

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)

What are the different parts of Medicare?

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover:

Inpatient care in hospitals

Skilled nursing facility care

Hospice care

Home health care

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover:

Services from doctors and other health care providers

Outpatient care

Home health care

Durable medical equipment

Some preventive services

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 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 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