Medicare Guides

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What is Medicare?

Learn more about the basics of the different Medicare “Parts” and plan types.

Medicare Part A Hospital Insurance - learn more

Medicare Part A - Hospital Insurance

Part A primarily covers inpatient hospital care, but also skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and home health care costs.

Medicare Part B Medical Insurance and Doctor Visits - learn more

Medicare Part B - Medical Insurance & Doctors Visits

Part B covers non-hospital medical needs including doctor services, outpatient care, lab work, ambulance, and medical equipment costs.

Medicare Part C Medicare Advantage - learn more

Medicare Part C - Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans “bundle” Original Medicare Part A and Part B, usually Part D, and may include additional benefits, in one health insurance plan.

Medicare Part D Prescription Drugs - learn more

Medicare Part D - Prescription Drug Coverage

Beneficiaries may obtain Part D prescription drug coverage through a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription drug coverage or a standalone Prescription Drug Plan.

Medicare Supplement Medigap - learn more

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans (Medigap)

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans help pay for costs not covered by Original Medicare Parts A and B.

Changing Your Medicare Plan - learn more

Changing Your Medicare Plan

Learn more about different enrollment periods and when you can change your Medicare health coverage.

Are You Turning 65 or New to Medicare? - learn more

Are You Turning 65 or New to Medicare?

Learn more about Medicare enrollment when turning 65 years old or if you are eligible by disability.

Annual Open Enrollment Period

October 15 - December 7

Also known as the Annual Election Period (AEP), during the Annual Open Enrollment Period you can make changes to your Medicare coverage for the upcoming year.

Special Enrollment Period

If you have certain life events or situations, such as moving to a new address or losing your current coverage, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment period to make changes to your Medicare coverage.

Health Insurance Companies Offering Plans

Medicare Advantage and Part D plans and benefits offered by the following carriers:

  • Aetna Medicare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aspire Health Plan
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Devoted Health
  • GlobalHealth
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Medica Central Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Scott and White Health Plan now part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • UnitedHealthcareⓇ
  • Wellcare