Hospital Insurance (Medicare Part A)
Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.
Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B)
Medicare Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.
Medicare Advantage Plans (Medicare Part C)
A Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private insurance company that contracts with Medicare to provide Original Medicare (Parts A and B) benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans can combine hospital, doctor and drug coverage in one plan, and may include extra benefits not offered by Original Medicare.
Prescription Drug Plans (Medicare Part D)
Medicare Part D Plans add prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare and some other Medicare plans. These plans are offered by insurance companies approved by Medicare.
A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.