What's Medicare?

Medicare is health insurance from the federal government.

Who’s eligible for Medicare?

You’re eligible for Medicare if you’re:

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The ABCs of Medicare

There are several parts to Medicare.

PART A

Original Medicare from the federal government

Hospital insurance
Helps pay for:
  • Hospital care
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care

PART B

Original Medicare from the federal government

Medical insurance
Helps pay for:
  • Doctor and other provider visits
  • Outpatient care
  • Durable medical equipment*
  • Preventive services

PART C

Medicare Advantage from a private insurer

(Included in HMSA Akamai Advantage)
Includes all the benefits of Part A and Part B, such as:
  • Hospital care
  • Skilled nursing facility care
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care
  • Doctor and other provider visits
  • Outpatient care
  • Durable medical equipment*
  • Preventive services
  • May include prescription drugs
  • May include other benefits for little or no additional cost**

PART D

Prescription drug benefits from a private insurer

(Included in HMSA Akamai Advantage)
Helps pay for:
  • Prescription drugs

* Oxygen tanks, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.
**Routine vision, hearing, dental, or well-being products and services at little or no additional cost. Check with the plan.