Medicare 101.

Medicare 101

Choosing health insurance is no longer a one-time decision for most Medicare beneficiaries. Each year, insurance companies make changes to Medicare plans that can impact how much you pay out-of-pocket such as monthly premiums, deductibles, drug costs and provider or pharmacy networks. Given these yearly changes, it is a good idea to look at your current Medicare plan each year to make sure it still meets your healthcare requirements and offers access to the providers and services you want and need.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is a federal health insurance program offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Who is eligible for Medicare?

Those eligible for Medicare have several different options.

What is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage plan is a single plan that combines Medicare Part A and Part B coverage and other health services such as prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage plans also offer additional benefits like dental and vision coverage—critical aspects of maintaining one’s overall health. These plans can also include transportation services to helps seniors run errands and get to medical visits. Furthermore, these plans may cover grocery or home meal delivery after hospitalization.

What's the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage?

Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage.

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