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To get the most out of Medicare, you need to understand your options. We've laid out your choices here. We also have friendly licensed sales agents that can talk you through your options.

To get the most out of Medicare, you need to understand your options. We've laid out your choices here. We also have friendly licensed sales agents that can talk you through your options.

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Your Medicare options

Choosing how to receive your Medicare benefits

There are two choices when it comes to receiving your coverage.

Medicare Advantage

Original Medicare

Original Medicare

This is the federally funded program that provides Medicare Part A and Part B coverage for individuals age 65 or older, and for younger people with certain disabilities.

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or

Medicare Supplemental

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage

These are plans offered by private companies that contract with Medicare. They provide the same Part A and Part B coverage as Original Medicare. Many plans also include additional benefits like prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care and hearing exams.

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Your Medicare options

Choosing how to receive your Medicare benefits

There are two choices when it comes to receiving your coverage.

Original Medicare Original Medicare

This is the federally funded program that provides Medicare Part A and Part B coverage for individuals age 65 or older, and for younger people with certain disabilities.

More about Original Medicare
Or

advantageMedicare Advantage

These are plans offered by private companies that contract with Medicare. They provide the same Part A and Part B coverage as Original Medicare. Many plans also include additional benefits like prescription drug coverage, vision care, dental care and hearing exams.

More about Medicare Advantage

Additional coverage for Original Medicare

These additional products can be used with Original Medicare to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

supplemental Medicare Supplement

Medicare Supplement (also known as Medigap) is insurance that helps to pay some of the costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover. This will reduce out-of-pocket costs with Original Medicare.

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Or

prescription drug plan Prescription Drug Plan

Most prescription drugs aren't covered by Original Medicare, so many people choose to enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan to reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

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Additional coverage for Original Medicare

These additional products can be used with Original Medicare to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

Medicare Supplement

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Medicare Supplement

Medicare Supplement (also known as Medigap) is insurance that helps to pay some of the costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover. This will reduce out-of-pocket costs with Original Medicare.

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Prescription Drug Plan

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Prescription Drug Plan

Most prescription drugs aren't covered by Original Medicare, so many people choose to enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan to reduce their out-of-pocket costs.

More about Prescription Drug Plans

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