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What are the parts of Medicare?

What are the parts of Medicare?

The first step to get the most out of your loved one’s health care coverage is to know the parts of Original Medicare. Watch this short video to learn more.

What is Medicare Advantage?

What is Medicare Advantage?

You may be wondering about the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage (Part C). To put it simply, Medicare Advantage includes everything that Original Medicare (Part A or hospital benefits and Part B or medical benefits) covers and may add additional benefits or services, such as:
 

  • Prescription drug coverage (Part D)
  • A fitness benefit or wellness programs
  • Nurse support and more

Medicare Advantage plans are run by Medicare-approved private insurance companies, such as Aetna.

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How does Medicare enrollment work?

How does Medicare enrollment work?

Turning 65 is important when it comes time to enroll in Medicare. But you’ll also need to know how Medicare enrollment works. See what your loved one needs to do to make sure they’re enrolled in their former employer’s or union’s Medicare Advantage plan.

What’s included with Aetna Medicare Advantage plans?

All Aetna Medicare Advantage plans offered through a former employer or union include a variety of resources to help your loved one live their best lives in retirement. These programs include:

 

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Find out more

Some plans also include extras such as Teladoc® telemedicine services and the SilverSneakers®  fitness benefit. For more on what programs are available with Aetna Medicare Advantage, download our guide to Aetna Medicare Advantage plan resources. To find out what programs your loved one has available, call the number on the back of their Aetna ID card.

Caregiving resources

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Caregiving resources

Home safety checklists, tools to help manage medication dosages, local community support, sample care plans — find this information and more in our resources below. They’re available for download at no cost to you.

How to help your loved one achieve their best health

How to help your loved one achieve their best health

For Christopher Ciano of Aetna Medicare, helping people navigate the health system is personal. As the caregiver for his 91-year-old parents, Ciano shares advice on how to manage the daily challenges of supporting your loved one’s health needs.

Disclaimer

Aetna Medicare is an HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract.  Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the number on your ID card for more information.

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