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Whether you're newly eligible or looking to reduce out-of-pocket expense, we have a Medicare plan for you.

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Medicare basics

Choose a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan to cover copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other expenses not covered by Medicare.

Add a prescription drug plan (Medicare Part D) to help pay for your medications.

Or replace original Medicare with a comphrehensive Medicare Advantage plan (Parts C and D), often at no additional cost.

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Hospital (Part A)

Doctor visits (Part B)

Minimize out-of-pocket medical expenses
Prescription drugs
Go to any doctor or US facility that accepts Medicare
Vision, dental, and hearing
Original Medicare covers hospitalization (part A) and doctor visits (part B)
Reduce out-of-pocket expenses
Go to any doctor that accepts Medicare
Vision, dental, and hearing aids
In-network doctor visits
Reduce out-of-pocket expenses
Presciption drug coverage
Vision, dental and hearing aids

When am I eligible to apply for Medicare?

Your initial eligibility window for Medicare opens 3 months before the month of your 65th birthday. It extends 3 months after your birthday.

It's important not to delay. There can be financial penalties.

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