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Medicare Coverage Choices

You have two ways to get Medicare.

You can get coverage through Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage. No matter which way you decide to go, you first need to enroll in Medicare.

Once you’re enrolled, you have other decisions to make.

Step 1

Enroll in Original Medicare when you become eligible

Original Medicare

Covers hospital stays

Covers doctor and
outpatient visits

Step 2

If you want additional coverage, you have choices


Keep Original Medicare and add Medicare Supplement Insurance

Helps with some of the out–of–pocket
expenses not paid by
Medicare Parts A & B

Enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan Medicare Advantage (Part C)

Combines Parts A & B and
may cover prescription drugs

Additional benefits

If your Part C plan doesn't
include prescription drugs,
consider adding Part D


Medicare Part D

Covers medications
your doctor prescribes