Medicare is a federally funded program that provides health insurance coverage to people age 65 and older. It also covers younger people with permanent disabilities, end-stage renal disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease. When Medicare’s eligibility requirements are met, Medicare covers hospital stays, physician visits and prescription drugs through Parts A, B and D, respectively.
Medicare Advantage plans are private health plans that receive payments from Medicare to provide the full range of Medicare-covered benefits to enrollees. Amerigroup currently offers Medicare Advantage plans in eight states, and for dual eligibles, we offer tailored plans called Special Needs Plans SNPs. All of our Medicare Advantage plans include all the benefits of original Medicare, plus:
- Prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines
- Hearing services
- Eye exams