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Medicare Planning

Medicare 101

Part A


  • Inpatient hospital stays
  • Care in a skilled nursing facility
  • Hospice care
  • Some home health care

Part B


  • Doctor visits
  • Outpatient care
  • Medical supplies
  • Preventative services
  • Mental health services
  • Ambulance services
  • Laboratory tests and x-rays
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Home health care

Part C


  • Part A
  • Part B
  • Many also cover Part D
  • Coverage is all under one plan administered by a private insurance company

Part D


  • Medication


What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Medicare Advantage Plan, also known as Part C, is a Medicare Plan run by private insurance companies. A Medicare Advantage Plan offers all of the benefits covered under Original Medicare and more. Medicare pays a fixed fee to the plan you choose in accordance with the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. It covers all of the benefits covered under original medicare and more, like Dental, Hearing, vision and Gym Memberships.

What types of Medicare  Advantage Plans are there?

  • Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  • Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs)
  • Private Fee for Services (PFFS)
  • Medical Savings Plan (MSP)
  • Special Needs Plan (SNP)

What does Medicare cost?

Part A of Medicare usually has no monthly premium if you or your spouse paid Medicare taxes for a total of 40 quarters while working.  In 2020, you pay $198 for your Part B deductible.

Where can I get help paying for Medicare?

  • Extra Help
  • Medicaid
  • Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

What is the difference between Medicare & Medicaid?

Medicare and Medicaid are both government health care programs but they are very different. Medicare is generally for people who are older or disabled. Medicaid is for people with limited income and resources. When a person qualifies for both programs out-of-pocket costs can be minimal.

I am disabled - where can I get Medicare?

You automatically get Part A and Part B after you get one of these:

  • Disability benefits from Social Security for 24 months
  • Certain disability benefits from the RRB for 24 months
  • A Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)
  • Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D)

Services We Offer

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Supplements

Prescription Drug Plans

Hospital Indemnity Plans

Final Expense

Dental, Vision, Hearing

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T.R.U.E Financial Guides has built its reputation on Transparency, Responsiveness, Understanding and Ethics. We look forward to guiding you through the Medicare process and serving you for years to come. 

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