Medicare – Four Parts
Medicare Part A
Covers hospitalization, skilled nursing facility, some home health care and hospice care. If you have been paying Medicare Taxes for the past 10 years, then Medicare Part A is free. University employees hired on or before January 1, 1986, may NOT qualify for Medicare Part A.
Medicare Part B
Covers medical services such as doctor's visits as well as services and supplies not covered by Hospital Insurance. However, there is a monthly premium for Medicare Part B coverage.
Medicare Part C
Also known as a Medicare Advantage Plan. In order to qualify for Medicare Part C, you will need to have both Medicare Parts A and B.
Medicare Part D
Also known as the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. If you have either Medicare Part A, B, or C, you are eligible to enroll in Medicare Part D. This plan is voluntary and you pan an additional monthly premium for this coverage.