Medicare is the national health insurance program to which all Social Security recipients who are either over 65 years of age or permanently disabled are eligible. In addition, individuals receiving railroad retirement benefits and individuals living with end stage renal disease are eligible to receive Medicare benefits.
Medicare has two substantive coverage components, Part A and Part B. Part A covers inpatient hospital care, hospice care, inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility, and home health care services. Part B covers medical care and services provided by doctors and other medical practitioners, home health care, durable medical equipment, and some outpatient care and home health services.
Supplemental insurance, is referred to as Part C and Part D. The following is a brief description of each.
What is Original Medicare Part A?
Medicare Part A covers hospital stays and at-home care. Part A is important in case you have an unexpected injury or sudden illness that requires inpatient care.
What is Original Medicare Part B?
Medicare Part B includes doctor visits, medical tests, X-rays, medical supplies and long-term preventive care. Part B is your coverage for health care visits that help you stay healthy.
What is Medicare Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)?
Medicare Part C (also called Medicare Advantage Plans) is an all-in-one plan that combines Part A, B and usually Part D to give you more health care options. Simply Healthcare Medicare Advantage plans include coverage for prescription drugs, dental, vision and hearing aids, and also have benefits such as fitness programs, transportation and more.
What is Medicare Part D?
Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs, something Part A and Part B do not cover. Part D is important if you have regular medications for conditions such as high blood pressure.
All of Simply Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage (Part D). Find and compare them to see which one is the best fit for you.
Plans Available in the Hospital District Territory In the zip codes of the Hospital District there are the following plans available.
Medicare Advantage Plans include:
United Healthcare/AARP Medicare Advantage programs: 1-888-662-1300
Humana Medicare Advantage Plans: 1-888-782-3891;
Medica Advantage Plus – 1-888-503-6072;
Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans:
Aetna Medicare Solutions: 1-833-521-2823 (TTY: 711);
8 AM to 8 PM, Monday to Friday
Humana Medicare Advantage: 1-844-584-2493 | (TTY: 711) 24/7
Mutual of Omaha: 833-582-1524
Medicare Part D Plans: Prescription Drug Program (PDP)
Wellcare Value Script (PDP): 833-578-1605 / TTY: 711
M-F 9:00am-9:00pm | Sat 9:00am-3:00pm EST
United Healthcare/AARP Medicare RX Walgreens (PDP):
1-877-361-0387 / TTY: 711 (toll-free)