There are 4 Parts of "Original Medicare."

All 4 parts work together to make up your complete Medicare Insurance.

This guide is meant to be for learning purposes only.  There can be unique situations that need to be considered when going on Medicare.

Part A

Hospital Insurance.  Part A is provided by the government at no cost to you.

Part B

Medical Insurance. Part B is provided by the government, but you pay a monthly premium.

Medigap

Medicare Supplement Plans. These are sold by private insurance companies and fill the "gaps" in Medicare.

Part D

Prescription Drug Plans. You must purchase these plans from private insurance companies.