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Medicare enlightenment

Length: 18:59
Learn more about Original Medicare and its four components: Parts A, B, C and D, for hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage. 

The different parts of Medicare

Length: 3:07
Learn more about the different parts of Medicare: Parts A, B, C, and D. Parts A & B are known as Original Medicare. Part C is called Medicare Advantage. And Part D is prescription coverage that can be added to any of the above parts.

Original Medicare Parts A & B: What’s not covered

Length: 2:25
When learning about Medicare, it’s important to know what’s covered and what’s not. Understand what Original Medicare covers and what additional coverage is available for your other healthcare needs such as vision, hearing, and dental.

When to enroll in Medicare

Length: 3:23
In this video, you’ll learn about enrollment windows and how to avoid penalties for late enrollment. If you miss important deadlines, the start of your coverage may be delayed, and you could pay higher premiums as a result.

Your Medicare coverage choices at a glance

Length: 3:57
When it’s time, you’ll have several Medicare coverage options available: Original Medicare, a Medicare Advantage Plan, or a Medicare Supplement (also known as Medigap) coverage. Learn what each plan is, and why you might want to enroll in a certain plan type.

Medicare Advantage Plans – Part C

Length: 2:35
Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, is an alternative to Original Medicare. Watch this video to explore how a Medicare Advantage Plan may work for you.

Medicare Supplement plans

Length: 2:52
Medicare Supplement plans help “fill in the gaps” by covering costs that Original Medicare doesn’t—like deductibles, copays, coinsurance and healthy extras like vision1. Learn more about this coverage and how it may work for you.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

Length: 2:42
Medicare Part D helps pay for generic and brand-name drugs not covered by Original Medicare. This video will show you when you might want to add Part D coverage to your plan and how to use it.

Learn more today

For general questions about Blue Shield of California's Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Advantage – Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans:
  Phone: (855) 203-3874 (TTY: 711)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, from October 1 through March 31
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays from April 1 through September 30

1 Vision benefits include coverage for costs that are not traditionally covered by Original Medicare, such as eye exam, frames, eyeglass lenses, or contact lenses.

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Page last updated: 02/21/2023

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