Medicare — it’s simple as Part A, B, C and D
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers Original Medicare, also known as Medicare Part A and Part B. However, many people find they need more coverage than what Original Medicare provides. For example, you might want dental, vision and hearing insurance or prescription drug coverage. This is where Medicare Part C and Part D come in.
After you enroll in Original Medicare Part A and B, you can sign up for Part C or Part D through a private insurance company like Amerigroup. CMS does not offer Medicare Part C or Medicare Part D plans.
If you’re just turning 65, Amerigroup can help you learn more about applying for Medicare, including when and how to enroll.
What is Original Medicare Part A?
Medicare Part A covers hospital stays and at-home care. Part A is important in case you have an unexpected injury or sudden illness that requires inpatient care.
What is Original Medicare Part B?
Medicare Part B includes doctor visits, medical tests, X-rays, medical supplies and long-term preventive care. Part B is your coverage for health care visits that help you stay healthy.
What is Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)?
Medicare Part C (also called a Medicare Advantage plan) is an all-in-one plan that combines Part A, B and usually Part D to give you more health care options. Most Medicare Advantage plans include coverage for prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing aids, and also have benefits such as fitness programs, transportation and more.
What is Medicare Part D?
Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs, something Part A and Part B do not cover. Part D is important if you have regular medications for a condition such as high blood pressure. Amerigroup has Medicare Advantage plans that include Part D, and standalone Part D plans for prescription drug coverage. Find and compare plans to see which one is the best fit for you:
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