Types of Medicare Plans

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans combine Parts C and D so you can replace Original Medicare for comprehensive coverage often at no additional cost.

Medicare Supplement plans

A Medicare Supplement plan (Medigap) covers copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other expenses not covered by Medicare.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

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



Original Medicare Medicare Supplement plan Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) Medicare Advantage (Parts C & D)

Hospital (Part A)

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Doctor visits (Part B)

Yes Yes   Yes

Minimize out-of-pocket medical expenses

  Yes   Yes

Prescription drugs

    Yes Yes

Go to any doctor or US facility that accepts Medicare

Yes Yes    

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