Medicare Basics
What you need to know when you turn 65




Medicare Supplement Plans Medicare Supplement Quotes Medicare S...
What is
                     Medicare?

• Medicare is health insurance for
  people 65 and older.

• Also for people with ...
Medicare Part A

• Also called Hospital Insurance
• Covers inpatient care
  including critical care
  facilities, inpatien...
Medicare Part B

• Also called Medical Insurance
• Covers doctor’s services and outpatient
  care.

• Helps cover some pre...
Medicare Part C


• Also called a Medicare Advantage plan
• A way to get medicare benefits through a
  private insurance co...
Medicare Part D


• Called Prescription Drug Coverage
• Run by private companies approved by
  medicare.

• Helps cover th...
What is NOT covered
by Part A and Part B
• Prescription drugs - more about part D
  later

• Long term care after 120 days...
Can I just buy a Medicare Advantage
  plan and get everything covered?

• In some cases an Advantage Plan makes sense
  - ...
What do you recommend
    to cover the “gaps”
• Medicare Supplement Plans
• The right plan will cover 100% of all doctor,
...
How to get
   a Medicare
Supplement quote

• Call at 800-804-4212 or go to
  www.medicarebenefitsdirect.com

• Give us your...
800-804-4212



        Call us today!
          Or visit
www.MedicareBenefitsDirect.com
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  • Medicare basics

    1. 1. Medicare Basics What you need to know when you turn 65 Medicare Supplement Plans Medicare Supplement Quotes Medicare Supplement Insurance
    2. 2. What is Medicare? • Medicare is health insurance for people 65 and older. • Also for people with certain disabilities or end stage renal disease of any age. • Medicare has several components - Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D
    3. 3. Medicare Part A • Also called Hospital Insurance • Covers inpatient care including critical care facilities, inpatient rehab, and skilled nursing facilities. • Also includes hospice and home health care services.
    4. 4. Medicare Part B • Also called Medical Insurance • Covers doctor’s services and outpatient care. • Helps cover some preventive services but not all. • Generally pays 80% of the Medicare Approved amount for covered services.
    5. 5. Medicare Part C • Also called a Medicare Advantage plan • A way to get medicare benefits through a private insurance company approved by a contract with Medicare. • Usually has network restrictions, co- pays, and deductibles for services and care.
    6. 6. Medicare Part D • Called Prescription Drug Coverage • Run by private companies approved by medicare. • Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. • Each plan from each company varies in cost and drugs covered.
    7. 7. What is NOT covered by Part A and Part B • Prescription drugs - more about part D later • Long term care after 120 days in hospital • Charges above 80% of what Medicare allows • Foreign travel emergency care • $150 deductible for Part B (2010)
    8. 8. Can I just buy a Medicare Advantage plan and get everything covered? • In some cases an Advantage Plan makes sense - you just need the facts. • Advantage plans use networks - for coverage to work your provider must be in network. • Advantage plans have co-pays and deductibles. That is why the premiums are lower but could end up costing you more... • Once you are in a plans you CAN NOT change until open enrollment - even if you don’t like it.
    9. 9. What do you recommend to cover the “gaps” • Medicare Supplement Plans • The right plan will cover 100% of all doctor, specialist, and hospital expenses you incur. • There are no restrictive networks - go to any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare. • You can choose to buy another plan anytime if you wish* * In most cases you will have to qualify health-wise. We do have several options without health restrictions.
    10. 10. How to get a Medicare Supplement quote • Call at 800-804-4212 or go to www.medicarebenefitsdirect.com • Give us your date of birth and zip code. • That’s it!! We will provide you with the best plan and the absolute best price for you.
    11. 11. 800-804-4212 Call us today! Or visit www.MedicareBenefitsDirect.com

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