Medicare 101

When it comes to Medicare, you have options

Choosing the right Medicare plan for your health care needs is important. We have put together a guide to help explain Medicare and considerations on selecting a plan that may suit you best.

What is Medicare and who is it for?

Medicare is the existing federal health program for:

  • People who are over 65, or
  • Those with special needs or disabilities

There are two main ways to get Medicare coverage. You can select Original Medicare (Plan A and Plan B) or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). Some also select Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), which helps cover the cost of prescription drugs and can protect against higher costs in the future. Visit Medicare.gov or click here to learn more.

Part A
Covers in-patient hospital care, skilled nursing facility, hospice, lab tests, surgery, and home health care
Part B
Covers doctor and other health care providers’ services and outpatient care, as well as durable medical equipment, home health care, and some preventive services
Part C
Also known as Medicare Advantage, Part C is offered by private insurance companies that help cover the same benefits and services from Part A and B, and may include extra benefits, such as hearing, dental, and health and wellness programs
Part D
Covers prescription drugs

Our commitment

Our team of providers and specialists at The Everett Clinic provide you with a high standard of patient care.

We’re committed to being your partner in health. We encourage you to explore your available health care options to best support your needs.

For help and additional information on Medicare enrollment, we can connect you with a licensed insurance agent who can help you understand your options.

Additional Medicare Resources

To learn more, visit Medicare.gov or contact your current health care plan.

Call us at 866-415-7402 (TTY: 711) for more information.