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Part vs Plan

When you’re learning about Medicare, you may see a lot about ‘Parts’ and ‘Plans.’ For instance, you may read about Part A or Plan A. The two are different, but they are easy to separate. Here’s what you need to remember:


Medicare is made up of Parts.

Medicare Parts cover specific benefits, like hospital or doctor visits, medications, and more. Most people have Part A and Part B. Some people may have a Part C Medicare Advantage plan that combines Part A and Part B with additional benefits. Other people have Part D.

Learn more about the 4 Parts of Medicare and how they work.


Medicare Supplement Insurance is made up of Plans.

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans cover certain costs that the Medicare Parts do not. Different Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans cover different types of costs.

Learn more about Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans.

Help Me Choose a Plan

If you’re not sure what plan you need, answer a few questions to help you decide.

Now that you’ve picked a plan, it’s time to enroll.

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Last Updated: Aug. 04, 2023