Illinois Medicare Information
Even though Medicare offers comprehensive coverage, it doesn’t cover everything. To fill in coverage gaps, private insurance companies offer supplemental plans. You can also choose to buy Medicare coverage through private insurers instead of getting benefits from the federal government.
Let’s take a closer look at all the parts of Medicare.
Medicare Part A and B
Medicare Part A and Part B provide the coverage for most medical care.
Medicare Part B provides coverage for most outpatient medical care, including:
Medicare Part C (MediCare Advantage)
Part C plans were originally called “Medicare+Choice” plans, but now they’re known as Medicare Advantage plans.
Medicare Part D (Prescription Drugs)
Medicare Prescription Drug plans — informally known as Medicare Part D — provide coverage for prescription medications. Before Part D was created, Medicare did not provide any coverage for medications.
Who Is Eligible For Medicare?
The majority of Medicare beneficiaries are seniors. But people with certain disabilities and illnesses can also get Medicare coverage.