Part A

Hospital Insurance

-Covers events like inpatient hospital stays, skilled nursing care, home health care, and hospice care.

Part B

Medical Insurance

-Covers doctors visits, outpatient services, durable medical equipment and other medical services.

*You must continue to pay your Part B premium if you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan.

Part C

Medicare Advantage

-Part C is also known as "Medicare Advantage."

-This will include Original Medicare (Part A + Part B) and most of the time a Part D drug plan. 

-This option may also include other benefits like Dental, Vision, Gym memberships and more.

Part D

Prescription Drug Plan

-Helps with the cost of outpatient drugs through private plans contracted with Medicare.

-May be included in a Medicare Advantage plan or bought as a standalone PDP.

Medicare Supplement or "Medigap" Insurance

-Helps cover remaining costs that Original          Medicare(Part A + Part B) does not pay for.

-May pay copays, coinsurance, or deductibles.

-Sold by private insurance companies and                    various plans are available. (EX. Plan G) 

-Different than Medicare Advantage. 

-Has a monthly premium.