Quick Overview of Medicare
  • Medicare Part A covers inpatient treatment in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and other inpatient facilities. Medicare Part A involves deductibles and co-pays, including a $1,216 deductible per benefit period and up to $608 per day for long-term hospital stays over 90 days.

  • Medicare Part B is health insurance that covers doctor 
    visits, exams, immunizations, checkups, and durable
    medical equipment. Like Part A, Medicare Part B involves
    out-of-pocket expenses including a monthly premium,
    a $147 annual deductible and typically 20 percent
    of the total cost of your care.**

  • Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage. These 
    plans reduce your overall health care costs by lowering 
    the cost of your prescriptions. Each plan can vary by cost 
    and drug coverage.


  • Medicare Advantage plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private, Medicare-approved companies. A Medicare Advantage plan provides all of your Part A and Part B coverage. Part D prescription drug coverage is sometimes included as well. Each plan can charge different out-of-pocket costs and have different rules for how you get services.

  • Medicare Supplement insurance is a private policy designed to pay some or all of the healthcare costs that Medicare Parts A and B don't cover. It helps with expenses like co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles. Medicare Supplement plans can help reduce your financial liability, particularly during a prolonged hospitalization.

  • *  All deductibles and co-pays valid as of 2015.
    ** In addition to the monthly premium associated with a Medicare Advantage
        Plan, or Medicare Supplement Plan and/or Prescription Drug Plan, you
        must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

Understanding Medicare

Understanding the
basics of who and what Medicare covers.

Medicare Coverage Choices

Understand the difference between plan types with our simplified breakdown.

What Makes Sense For You

Consider how your 
health plan will fit into
your lifestyle.

Need Advice?

SelectQuote Senior can help. A few simple questions will help determine the plan for you.