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What is Medicare?

Medicare Part A coverage is for hospital services such as hospital stays, skilled nursing care, hospice care or at times, home health care.

Medicare Part B coverage is for physician services such as visits in the doctor’s office, medical supplies and preventive health services.

Medicare C coverage (also called Medicare Advantage Plans) is private health insurance coverage that provides you with Part A and Part B benefits, and may cover more services (but never less) than Original Medicare.  Medicare C may also include prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Part D coverage is for prescription drug coverage that is added to Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).  The easiest way to think of Medicare Part D is insurance for your covered prescriptions when you pick them up at a pharmacy.

Supplemental/Medigap is extra health insurance that you buy from a private company to pay health care costs not covered by Original Medicare, such as copayments, deductibles and health care if you travel outside the U.S. 

For more information, call us at 503-432-8247 or submit the on-line form requesting we contact you.

You may access the Medicare Site at https://www.medicare.gov/

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