There are 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage- Original Medicare(Part A and Part B) or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). Some people get additional coverage, like Medicare prescription drug coverage or Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap). Use these steps to help you decide what coverage you want:

Step 1: Decide if you want Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Iike an HMO or PPO)

You can choose Original Medicare.

You can choose a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan.

Step 2: Decide if you want prescription drug coverage (Part D)

Original Medicare in Step 1.

Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan in Step 1.

Step 3: Decide if you want supplemental coverage

Original Medicare in Step 1.

Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan in Step 1.

Other options

  • In addition to Original Medicare or an MA Plan, you may be able to join other types of Medicare health plans.  
  • You may be able to save money or have other choices if you have limited income and resources. Get help paying costs.
  • You may also have other coverage, like employer or union, military, or veterans' benefits.
Learn about how Medicare works with other insurance. 
 
Find out how Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) works with other insurance.


 


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For help understanding Medicare Supplement Insurance policies (also called Medigap policies), download this useful guide
understanding Medicare Supplement Insurance

To View the Blue Shield Medicare Brochure
Blue Shield Medicare Brochure
 
For a list of BlueShield Individual Plans 
BlueShield Individual Plans
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