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What is Medicare?
Medicare is a federal health plan. It’s available to people age 65 and over, as well as people with disabilities and End-Stage Renal Disease/kidney failure.
There are a number of Medicare coverage options to fit your needs and lifestyle:
- Original Medicare is a fee-for-service health plan that has 2 parts: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). You can go to any doctor, supplier, hospital, or other facility that accepts Medicare, and is accepting new Medicare patients.
- Medicare Advantage, also known as Part C, is a type of Medicare plan offered by a private company, like Cigna. These plans provide you with all your Medicare Part A and Part B benefits and may include plan extras not offered by Original Medicare.
- Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage provides optional prescription drug coverage to anyone with Medicare. Private companies, like Cigna, offer this as a standalone Part D plan or with select Medicare Advantage Plans.
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