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Why Medicare-Plans.org

Whether you are sick or not health insurance is a must have for all people of all ages. If you're retired, you'll want to pay special attention to your health coverage in order to make sure that your retirement is as enjoyable as it should be. People 65 and older are eligible for Medicare, however, Original Medicare plans are not as comprehensive as they used to be. Most beneficiaries choose to supplement Medicare benefits with a private health plan that works with together Medicare

Making Medicare Decisions Easier

Because there are so many different Medicare plans it's important to do research and determine which plan is best for you. Although Original Medicare is a federal plan, every state offers a wide variety of different privatized plans. Medicare-Plans.org is here to help you make sense of the different private options you have. Here, you can learn about the different types of plans, request competing quotes, compare plan options, apply for and enroll for the plan that is right for you - all in one place.


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What Is Medicare?

Medicare is a special kind of insurance program that is run by the U.S. government. It provides health insurance coverage to people who are 65 years of age and over, and who meet the qualifications. Medicare consists of 4 different parts, which are:

Part A: Hospital Insurance

Plan A offers coverage for inpatient hospital treatment. There is no cost associated with this coverage.

Part B: Medical Insurance

Plan B coverage covers outpatient health care and doctor's visits. Some other costs, like physical therapy, may also be covered. There is a premium associated with Plan B for which you are responsible. Plan B is optional and is considered supplemental insurance.

Part C: Medicare Advantage Plans

Plan C is similar to private health plans and takes the place of Original Medicare Part A and B. It covers hospital care, outpatient health care, and doctor's visits. Depending on the plan you choose it may cover other costs as well. Plan C is optional and there is a monthly premium associated with it. It offers the added convenience of having one plan to cover what is covered in Plans A and B.
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Part D: Prescription Drug plans

Plan D is a plan that will cover prescription drugs. It is the newest part of the Medicare plan, though millions of Americans are already covered. It does come with an added monthly premium. It is elective and must be signed up for separately than Plans B or C.
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What Is Medicare Supplemental Coverage?

Medigap

Medicare Supplemental Coverage, often called Medigap, is an additional insurance policy that people who are covered under Medicare can purchase on top of their Medicare coverage. This policy will provide coverage for medical expenses incurred that are not covered by Medicare, or only partially covered by Medicare.
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Eligibility

There are eligibility requirements that a person must met before purchasing a Medicare Supplemental Coverage policy: individuals must first be enrolled in both 'Part A' and 'Part B' of Medicare's program. You may also be subjected to a medical screening if you do not enroll during an open enrollment period, depending on the company you choose to purchase supplemental coverage from.


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How Medicare and Supplemental Coverage Work Together

Medicare is the primary insurance coverage for individuals who are covered under the program. If they feel they need additional coverage, or they want help with the costs that Medicare doesn't cover, then Medicare Supplemental Coverage will provide coverage for the gaps left by Medicare. While you can be covered under Medicare without supplemental coverage, you cannot purchase Medicare Supplemental Coverage unless you are already enrolled in certain Medicare programs.


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