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Medicare ABCs

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people with disabilities and individuals with end-stage renal disease. Millions of Americans rely on Medicare for their health care coverage.

Medicare has four parts: Parts A and B (also known as Original Medicare), Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D, which provides prescription coverage.
Part A provides hospital coverage and helps pay for inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing, hospice, home health care and some other services.
Part B covers and helps pay for doctors’ visits, outpatient hospital visits and other medical services and supplies. Part B usually requires a monthly premium.
Part C combines all the services of Parts A and B, and can include extra benefits. Medicare Advantage plans are offered through private companies, like Health Partners Plans. Some Medicare Advantage plans cover prescription drugs (Part D), too. Click here to learn more.
Part D helps pay for prescription drugs. Part D plans are provided through Medicare-approved private insurance companies. You must enroll in a Part D plan to get coverage — it is not automatic.
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Our Medicare Advantage Plans

Health Partners Medicare offers three Medicare Advantage plans with no referrals, affordable doctor visits and prescription drug coverage.

Picking the Right Plan

Medicare is not one size fits all. Choosing the right Medicare plan depends on your personal situation and how much you want to pay. If you’re still working, you may have some options for your health care coverage. Visit our “What If I’m Still Working?” page to learn more.

Our licensed benefits advisors can review your options with you and help you decide what plan is best for you—just call 1-833-477-4773 (TTY 1-877-454-8477). Advisors are available 8 a.m.–8 p.m., seven days a week, October 1 through March 31 (Monday–Friday, April 1 through September 30).

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