the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) you can make changes to various
aspects of your coverage. Every year, those with Medicare get to
explore new choices and pick the plans that work best for them.
During the annual enrollment period you can make changes to
various aspects of your coverage. You can switch from Original
Medicare to Medicare Advantage, or vice versa.
Part A covers inpatient
hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and
some home health care.
Different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:
PART A (Hospital Insurance):
MEDICARE PART B (Medical Insurance):
Part B covers certain doctor's services, outpatient care, medical
supplies, and preventive services.
PART C (Medicare Advantage Plans – HMO or PPO):A type
of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts
with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits.
They include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider
Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and
Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans.
If you are enrolled in a
Medicare Advantage Plan, most Medicare services are
covered through the plan and are not paid for under Original Medicare.
Most Medicare Advantage Plans offer prescription drug
People who option to stay enrolled in a Part C
Medicare Advantage Plan for their basic health care services have the
option to stay in that plan, choose a different plan or going back to
the Original Medicare program. Plans change from year to year, so
review and see if your health has changed, as these are important
choices that should be made with care.
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Not sure what kind of coverage you
have? Here are some ways to find out:
Check your red, white and blue Medicare card.
Check all other
insurance cards that you use.
Call the phone number on the cards to
get more information about the coverage.
Check your Medicare health
or drug plan enrollment.
Call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227. TTY users call 1-877-486-2048.
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