Medicare At-A-Glance

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Long Term Care

If you’re receiving Social Security benefits, you’re likely already enrolled in Original Medicare, but may still have gaps in your coverage. If you’re a new ActivAger (turning 65 soon and planning an active retirement) you may need specific coverage options that cover your active retirement lifestyle.

Use our MediClear helper to zero in on the type of Medicare plan that provides the best coverage for your individual situation

At any time during your Medicare enrollment journey, call us at 941-567-6000 TTY 711 to ask questions and learn more. By contacting the phone number listed, you can expect to be in contact with a licensed insurance agent.

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Medical Terms and Definitions

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  • Medicare SELECT
    A type of Medigap policy that may require you to use hospitals and, in some cases, doctors within its network to be eligible for full benefits.
  • Medicare Special Needs Plan (SNP)
    A special type of Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) that provides more focused and specialized health care for specific groups of people, like those who have both Medicare and Medicaid, who live in a nursing home, or have certain chronic medical conditions.
  • Medicare Summary Notice (MSN)
    A notice you get after the doctor, other health care provider, or supplier files a claim for Part A or Part B services in Original Medicare. It explains what the doctor, other health care provider, or supplier billed for, the Medicare-approved amount, how much Medicare paid, and what you must pay.
  • Medigap Open Enrollment Period
    A one-time only, 6-month period when federal law allows you to buy any Medigap policy you want that's sold in your state. It starts in the first month that you're covered under Part B and you're age 65 or older. During this period, you can't be denied a Medigap policy or charged more due to past or present health problems. Some states may have additional open enrollment rights under state law.
  • Medigap policy
    Medicare Supplement Insurance sold by private insurance companies to fill "gaps" in Original Medicare coverage.
  • Multi-employer plan
    In general, a group health plan that's sponsored jointly by 2 or more employers.
  • Original Medicare
    Original Medicare is a fee-for-service health plan that has two parts: Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). After you pay a deductible, Medicare pays its share of the Medicare-approved amount, and you pay your share (coinsurance and deductibles).
  • out-of-pocket costs
    Health or prescription drug costs that you must pay on your own because they aren’t covered by Medicare or other insurance.
  • Pap test
    A test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman's uterus. It's done by removing cells from the cervix. The cells are then prepared so they can be seen under a microscope.
  • Pelvic exam
    An exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.