- People 65 years of age and older
- Some people with disabilities under age 65
Medicare has Four Parts:
- Part A (Hospital Insurance) – Medicare Part A generally includes hospital insurance that pays for inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home healthcare. Most people don’t have to pay a monthly Part A premium because they or their spouse paid Medicare taxes while they were working.
- Part B (Medical Insurance) – With Medicare Part B, you will have coverage for medically necessary services, including doctors’ services, outpatient care, clinical laboratory services, home healthcare, outpatient hospital services, blood services, and some other medical services that aren’t covered by Medicare Part A. Medicare Part B is optional and the Medicare beneficiary will generally pay a premium for this.
- Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans) – Medicare Advantage plans are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies and are an alternative to Original Medicare since they include all benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B. If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you’ll still have Medicare, but you’ll get your Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from the Medicare Advantage Plan, not Original Medicare.
- Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage) – Medicare drug plans help you pay for medically necessary brand-name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies in your area. The plans are administered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies.
To learn more about Arizona Medicare Plan Options, fill out the contact form at the side or just give Ralph a call at 602-860-6157.
Arizona Independent Medicare Broker representing Medigap, Advantage plans and prescription Drug Plans