Medicare & Prescriptions

Original Medicare includes Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Part B (Medical Insurance)

  • Medicare provides this coverage directly.
  • You have your choice of doctors, hospitals, and other providers that accept Medicare.
  • Generally, you or your supplemental coverage pay deductibles and coinsurance.
  • You usually pay a monthly premium for Part B.

Decide if you want prescription drug coverage

  • If you want drug coverage, you must join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. You usually pay a monthly premium.
  • These plans are run by private companies approved by Medicare.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Supplement Plans

Part D Prescription Drug Plans


Additional Resources

Medicare & You 2017 (Government Guide to Medicare)