AEP 2022 – Understanding Medicare

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Are you or a loved one turning 65 soon and overwhelmed with all of the medicare plans laid before you? Unsure what plan is best for you or what your needs even are? The Fussell Group Family has been assisting those with these same worried for a combined 50 years of medicare experience. We are more than happy to sit down with you to go over medicare from start to finish. We are able to come to you, hop on a call or you can meet with one of our many qualified agents at our offices across the south!

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PARTS OF MEDICARE

Part A (Hospital Insurance):

Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facility care, hospice care, and home health care.

 

Part B (Medical Insurance): Helps cover:

  • Services from doctors and other health care providers
  • Outpatient care
  • Home health care
  • Durable medical equipment (like wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, and other equipment)
  • Many preventive services (like screenings, shots or vaccines, and yearly “Wellness” visits)

Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap):

Extra insurance you can buy from a private company that helps pay your share of costs in Original Medicare. Policies are standardized and in most states named by letters, like Plan G or Plan K. The benefits in each lettered plan are the same, no matter which insurance company sells it.

Part D (Drug coverage):

Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs (including many recommended shots or vaccines). You join a Medicare drug plan in addition to Original Medicare, or you get it by joining a Medicare Advantage Plan with drug coverage. Plans that offer Medicare drug coverage are run by private insurance companies that follow rules set by Medicare.

Your Medicare options

When you first sign up for Medicare and during certain times of the year, you can choose which way to get your Medicare coverage. There are 3 main ways:

Original Medicare

  • Original Medicare includes Part A and Part B.
  • You can join a separate Medicare drug plan to get Medicare drug coverage (Part D).
  • You can use any doctor or hospital that takes Medicare, anywhere in the U.S.
  • To help pay your out-of-pocket costs in Original Medicare (like your 20% coinsurance), you can also buy supplemental coverage, like Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), or have coverage from a former employer or union, or Medicaid.

Medicare Advantage (also known as Part C)

  • Medicare Advantage is a Medicare-approved plan from a private company that offers an alternative to Original Medicare for your health and drug coverage. These “bundled” plans include Part A, Part B, and usually Part D.
  • In most cases, you’ll need to use doctors who are in the plan’s network.
  • Plans may have lower out-of-pocket costs than Original Medicare.
  • Plans may offer some extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover — like vision, hearing, and dental services.

Medicare Supplement

  • Extra insurance you can buy from a private company that helps pay your share of costs in Original Medicare.
  • Policies are standardized and in most states named by letters, like Plan G or Plan K.
  • The benefits in each lettered plan are the same, no matter which insurance company sells it.

What’s the difference between Medicare & Medicaid?

Medicare is federal health insurance for anyone age 65 and older, and some people under 65 with certain disabilities or conditions. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides health coverage for some people with limited income and resources.  Medicaid offers benefits, like nursing home care, personal care services, and assistance paying for Medicare premiums and other costs.

If you qualify, you can have both Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more about Medicaid.

 

 

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