Maybe you’re just starting to look at Medicare info. Maybe you’re over 65 and working, and want more detailed info on a plan. Maybe you’re looking to switch to a new Medicare plan that fits better with your care needs. HealthPartners UnityPoint Health makes it easy for you to get the basics. That way you can make a confident decision about your Medicare plan.
Understanding Original Medicare
There are two parts to Original Medicare:
Part A: Inpatient hospital care and skilled nursing facility care.
Part B: Visits to the doctor and outpatient care, and durable medical equipment.
You enroll in Medicare Parts A and B through a Social Security office. One thing to remember is that Original Medicare doesn’t cover everything. You don’t get coverage for:
- Deductibles, coinsurance and copays
- Most dental care
- Most prescription meds
- Routine eye care
- Routine hearing exams
- Fitness programs
- Services outside the U.S.
- Hearing aids
What if I want extra coverage?
Private plans offer extra coverage and perks that you might not get with other plans.
Types of private Medicare plans
Private plans are purchased through an insurance carrier.
Medicare Advantage plans (Part C): An all-in-one plan that includes medical coverage and prescription drug coverage.
Medicare Supplement/Medigap plans: Medical coverage only with most plans. Must buy a standalone Part D plan if you want prescription drug coverage.
Prescription drug plans (Part D): A Medicare drug plan that helps with the cost of prescription meds.
With HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Medicare Advantage plans, you’ve got options. We are a members-focused organization. And the HealthPartners and UnityPoint Health partnership means that we put you first, no matter what.
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Last updated October 2019