Types of Medicare Products
Stand- alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) – A stand-alone drug plan that adds prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Cost plans, some Medicare Private Fee-for-Service plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account plans.
Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
Medicare Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) – A Medicare Advantage Plan that provides all Original Medicare Part A and Part B health Coverage and sometimes covers Part D prescription drug coverage. In most HMOs, you can also get your care from doctors or hospitals in the plan’s network (except in emergencies).
Medicare Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan – A Medicare Advantage Plan that provides all Original Medicare Part A and B health coverage and sometimes covers Part D prescription drug coverage. PPOs have network doctors and hospitals but you can also use out-of-network providers, usually at a higher cost.
Medicare Special Needs Plan (SNP) – A Medicare Advantage Plan that has a benefit package designed for people with special health care needs. Examples of the specific groups served include people who have both Medicare and Medicaid, people who reside in nursing homes, and people who have certain chronic medical conditions.
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Plans offering additional benefits for consumers who are looking to cover needs for dental, vision or hearing. These plans are not affiliated or connected to Medicare.
Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Products
Plans offering supplement policy to fill “gaps” in Original Medicare coverage. A Medigap policy typically pays some or all of the deductible and coinsurance accounts applicable to Medicare-covered services, and sometimes covers items and services that are not covered by Medicare, such as care outside of the country. These plans are not affiliated or connected to Medicare.
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