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Tab Title: Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Part A covers inpatient hospital care, some skilled nursing facility stays, home health care, and hospice care. If you or your spouse have worked for at least 40 quarters (10 years) and paid Medicare payroll taxes, you qualify for Part A coverage, and you don't have to pay a monthly premium for it. This is referred to as "premium-free Part A."
Tab Title: Part B (Medical Insurance)
- Helps cover doctors' and other health care providers' services, outpatient care, durable medical equipment, and home health care
- Helps cover some preventive services to help maintain your health and to keep certain illnesses from getting worse
People who choose to enroll in Part B pay a monthly premium, which can be automatically deducted from their Social Security check.
Tab Title: Part C (Medicare Advantage)
- Offers health plan options run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies
- Medicare Advantage Plans are a way to get the benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B
- Most Medicare Advantage Plans cover Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D)
- Some Medicare Advantage Plans may include extra benefits for an extra cost
Tab Title: Part D (prescription drug coverage)
- Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs
- May help lower your prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future
- Run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies