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Medicare & Medicare Advantage Choices

There are Two Main Choices for How You Get Your Medicare

Below are some steps to Help You Decide:
Coverage Choice Step 1

Decide on Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan

Original Medicare Medicare Advantage Plan
Part A (Hospital Insurance)
and Part B (Medical Insurance)
Part C – Includes BOTH
Part A (Hospital Insurance)
and Part B (Medical Insurance)
  • Medicare provides this coverage.

  • You have your choice of doctors, hospitals, and other providers.

  • Generally, you don't have to pay for Part A, but you or your supplemental coverage pay deductibles and coinsurance.

  • You usually pay a monthly premium for Part B.
Original Medicare Coverage Choice Step 2
  • Private insurance companies approved by Medicare provide this coverage.
  • In most plans, you need to use plan doctors, hospitals, and other providers or you pay more or all of the costs.
  • Many plans you will NOT pay a monthly premium (in addition to your Part B premium) and you may pay a copayment or coinsurance for covered services.
  • Costs, extra coverage, and rules vary by plan.
Medicare Advantage Plan Coverage Choice Step 2
Decide If You Want Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) Decide If You Want Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D)
  • If you want this coverage, you must choose and join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

  • These plans are run by private companies approved by Medicare.
Original Medicare Coverage Choice Step 3
  • If you want prescription drug coverage you can choose a plan that offers it.
  • Some plans don't offer drug coverage, but you may join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
Original Medicare Coverage Choice Step 3
Decide If You Want Supplemental Coverage Continue Below
  • Note: If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you don't need a Medigap policy. If you already have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you cannot be sold a Medigap policy.

  • Costs vary by plan and company, but we quote you with the top carriers! Call us and we can help you choose!

 


  • You may be able to save money or have other choices if you have limited income and resources.
  • You may also have other coverage, like employer or union, military, or Veterans' benefits.

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