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Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people:
65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and
people at any age with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a kidney transplant)

We’re here to help you sign up for Medicare, but first let’s explain the difference between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Parts A, B, C and D

Original Medicare is made up of Medicare Parts A and B. These parts cover doctor and hospital services.

  • Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) helps cover inpatient care in hospitals. Part A also helps cover skilled nursing facilities, hospice and home health care.
  • Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps cover doctor services and outpatient care. Part B also helps cover some preventive services to help you stay healthy and keep certain illnesses from getting worse
  • Medicare Advantage is known as Medicare Part C. Medicare Advantage plans offer benefits Original Medicare doesn’t cover   
    • Medicare Advantage plans combine Parts A and B, and also cover services like routine dental and vision services, hearing aids, fitness benefits and worldwide emergency medical coverage.
  • Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs.
    • Even if you’re not taking prescription drugs (or only taking a few), delaying enrollment in Part D may result in higher premiums if you need prescription drug coverage in the future.
Couple learning about Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C and Medicare Part D.

Geisinger Gold offers a variety of Medicare Advantage plans to help you choose the right fit for your needs and budget. Part D coverage is included in most of our Medicare Advantage plans, so all your medical coverage is in one place. And it's easy to tell which Geisinger Gold plans include prescription drug coverage — just look for "Rx" in the plan name.

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