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Whether you’re new to Medicare or thinking about switching plans there’s a lot to cover. We make finding out more as simple as possible. That way you can make a confident decision.

Understanding Original Medicare

There are two parts to Original Medicare:

Part A: Inpatient hospital care and skilled nursing facility care.

Part B: Visits to the doctor, outpatient care, and durable medical equipment.

You enroll in Medicare Parts A and B through a Social Security office. One thing to remember is that Original Medicare doesn’t cover everything. You don’t get coverage for:

  • Deductibles, coinsurance and copays
  • Most dental care
  • Most prescription drugs
  • Routine eye care
  • Routine hearing exams
  • Fitness programs
  • Services outside the U.S.
  • Acupuncture

How do I get extra coverage?

Private plans offer extra coverage and perks that you might not get with other plans. This is where HealthPartners comes in. We offer a variety of Medicare plans to choose from.

Types of private Medicare plans

Private plans are purchased through an insurance carrier:

  • Cost plans: A type of Medicare plan that lets you use your benefits outside the plan’s network or service area. Covered services under Medicare Parts A and B are then paid for by Original Medicare.

  • Medicare Advantage plans (Part C): An all-in-one plan that includes medical coverage and prescription drug coverage.

  • Medicare Supplement/Medigap plans: Medical coverage only. Must buy a standalone Part D plan if you want prescription drug coverage.

  • Prescription Drug plans (Part D): A Medicare drug plan that helps with the cost of prescription drugs.

For more info on the parts of Medicare, visit our Medicare educational blog.

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Last updated October 2019

H2422_118314 Approved

H2462 H4882_118314 Accepted

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