Sharing our expertise of Medicare.
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a federal health insurance program in the United States designed to provide essential healthcare coverage for older individuals aged 65 and above, as well as certain younger people with disabilities. To find full details on eligibility, click here. It plays a vital role in supporting older people by ensuring they have access to affordable healthcare services.
Medicare consists of different parts that address various aspects of healthcare coverage. Here’s a brief overview:
1. Medicare Part A: Also known as Hospital Insurance, Part A helps cover inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, hospice care, and some home healthcare services. It helps older individuals receive necessary medical attention during hospital stays.
2. Medicare Part B: This is the Medical Insurance component that covers outpatient services, doctor visits, preventive care, durable medical equipment, and certain medical supplies. Part B helps older people access necessary medical services outside of a hospital setting.
3. Medicare Part C: Also called Medicare Advantage, Part C offers an alternative way to receive Medicare benefits through private insurance companies approved by Medicare. These plans often include additional benefits such as prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and hearing services.
4. Medicare Part D: Part D is the prescription drug coverage component of Medicare. It helps older individuals afford prescription medications by providing access to a range of plans offered by private insurance companies.
Medicare provides a safety net for older people by ensuring they have access to essential healthcare services without facing exorbitant costs. It helps alleviate the financial burden associated with medical care, promotes preventive care, and enhances the overall well-being of older individuals in America.
It’s worth noting that while Medicare offers comprehensive coverage, it may not cover all healthcare expenses. Some individuals may choose to supplement their Medicare coverage with additional insurance plans called “Medigap” policies, which can help fill the gaps in Medicare coverage and reduce out-of-pocket expenses.
Navigating Medicare can be complex, so we take pride in knowing we are there to help you through the enrollment process. Pfisterer insurance reps ensure you understand your options and choose the most suitable coverage for your specific needs.
Facts about Medicare
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:
- People who are 65 or older
- Certain younger people with disabilities
- People with End-Stage Renal Disease
(permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)
Medicare has 4 parts, Part A, B, C, and D.
To find out more you can read the entire help page at Medicare.
Medicare Part A
Medicare Part B
(Medical Insurance) covers, including doctor and other health care providers’ services and outpatient care. Part B also covers durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services.
Part B also covers many preventive services.
Medicare Part C
(Medicare Advantage) offers an alternative way to receive Medicare benefits through private insurance companies approved by Medicare. These plans often include additional benefits such as prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and hearing services.
Medicare Part D
(Prescription Drug Coverage) helps cover the cost of prescription drugs (including many recommended shots or vaccines).
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