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Your Medicare coverage choices
Some people get additional coverage, like Medicare prescription drug coverage or Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap).
In addition to Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage 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.
Every Medigap policy must follow Federal and state laws designed to protect you, and it must be clearly identified as "Medicare Supplement Insurance."
Different insurance companies may charge different premiums for the same exact policy.
As you shop for a policy, be sure you're comparing the same policy (for example, compare Plan G from one company with Plan G from another company).
In most situations, Medicare won’t pay for health care or supplies you get outside the U.S.
Your Medigap policy may offer additional coverage for health care services or supplies that you get outside the U.S.
In most Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) you can only go to doctors, other health care providers, or hospitals on the plan's list except in an emergency.
Medicare-covered home health care benefits are a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as care you get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).
The goal of home health care is to treat an illness or injury. Home health care helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.