Individuals can also obtain Medicare Part C coverage by signing up for Medicare Part A & B and applying for a Medicare Advantage Plan during their open enrollment period. Medicare Advantage plans offer the same benefits as Original Medicare, however, the plan is run by private insurance companies. Some Medicare advantage plans offer additional benefits which are not included in Original Medicare, although you may have to pay an extra premium for some or all of these services.
Medicare Part A and Part B Enrollment Line
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For more information contact our office for Fresno California Medicare plans at (559) 222-4140
Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It's purpose is to provide healthcare for disabled and elderly Americans at a minimal cost. Under certain circumstances some individuals can obtain original medicare at no cost. If you are on a limited income we suggest that you contact your state Medicaid office to see if you qualify for additional assistance.
• Original Medicare includes both Part A and B services.
• Part A covers hospital costs, health care services at home, nursing and hospice care costs.
• Part B covers routine costs such as laboratory tests, surgeries, doctor visits, and supplies such as walkers or artificial limbs. In addition, costs of preventative services such as vaccines, and ambulance costs are also covered.
• Individuals who are already benefiting from the original Medicare plan can add additional benefits by obtaining a Medigap policy. Medigap policies (called Medicare Supplement Insurance) help pay for all or a portion of your deductibles, co-payments, gaps, and services that are not covered with original medicare. You can also obtain a stand alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP). These plans are sold by independent insurance companies. The benefits offered by these policies vary from company to company. This makes it important to compare policies between different companies before buying a medicare supplement policy or a stand alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP).