Medicare Parts C & D for Seniors with Chronic Conditions

Medicare Parts C is a Medicare program that started on July 1, 2006. The program replaced the Hospital Insurance (HI) program. Medicare Parts C is a premium-based program that provides health coverage for people who are not covered by employer or government insurance, including retired people and people with disabilities.

What are the benefits of Medicare Parts C?

There are many benefits to Medicare Parts C:
– Coverage is available from any licensed health care provider
– There are no premiums to pay
– You can join or leave the plan at any time
– You can receive coverage for yourself and your spouse, children, and parents/guardians
– You can also receive coverage if you are eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program)
– You may be able to combine Medicare Part C with other types of coverage, such as Medigap policies or private insurance plans
Some of the potential drawbacks of Medicare Parts C include:
– There is no hospitalization coverage
– You must pay for doctor visits, outpatient treatments, etc. out of pocket
If you are thinking about switching to Medicare Parts C, there are some things you need to know before

What is Medicare Parts C?

Medicare Part C is a health insurance program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Medicare Part C is designed to provide supplemental coverage for people who are not covered by traditional Medicare.
What is covered under Medicare Parts C?
Under Medicare Parts C, beneficiaries may receive coverage for hospital, doctor, and prescription drug costs. Beneficiaries may also receive coverage for preventive care and maternity care. Coverage is available to individuals age 65 or older and their spouses, children, and grandchildren.
How much does Medicare Part C cost?
The monthly premium for Medicare Part C is generally set at a level that reflects the overall cost of insurance in the area where the plan is offered. The premium can vary based on your age, health history, and location. The premium also includes a copayment or deductible amount that you must pay before your coverage begins.
Can I join a Medicare Part C plan with my employer?
Yes. You can join a Medicare Part C plan through your employer if you have employer-sponsored health insurance. You will not have to pay the monthly premium yourself, but you will still have to pay any copayments or deductibles that apply to the plan

What are the benefits of Medicare Parts C?

Medicare Parts C are a Medicare program that offers you and your family coverage for outpatient services and doctor visits. There are many benefits of Medicare Parts C, including:

– You may be able to receive coverage for prescription drugs, medical equipment, and more.

– You may be able to receive coverage for preventive care such as screenings and checkups.

– You may be able to receive coverage for ambulance services in case of an emergency.

– You may be able to receive coverage for hospice care.

– You may be able to receive coverage while you are receiving home health services.

– You may be able to get help paying your premiums if you have low income.

– You may be able to continue receiving Medicare benefits even if you stop working or become disabled.

How much does Medicare Parts C work?

Medicare Parts C provides coverage for certain Medicare benefits. It is a stand-alone program that is separate from Medicare.

Each year, people 65 or older and those with certain disabilities can enroll in Medicare Parts C. To qualify, you must have been covered by Medicare for at least one month before you enroll in Part C.

You can choose to have your Part C coverage begin on the day after your birthday or on the first day of the month following your 65th birthday. The choice is yours.

If you are not yet covered by Medicare, you may be able to get coverage through an employer or public program. You can also buy private insurance to cover some of your Medicare benefits.

There are a few things to know about Medicare Parts C:

-Your Part C coverage will end when you reach the end of your lifetime benefit period (LBP) or when you stop being eligible for Part C.
-You can continue receiving benefits even if you no longer have Part C coverage. However, if you stop having Part C coverage and need care that was covered by your Part C benefits, you may have to pay for that care out of pocket.

What are the limitations of Medicare Parts C?

Medicare Parts C are limited to specific types of care, and they don’t cover everything. Here are some of the limitations of Medicare Parts C:

– Medicare Parts C don’t cover long-term care or home health care.
– They don’t cover doctor’s visits, hospital stays, or prescription drugs.
– You have to pay the whole cost of your Part C coverage, regardless of how much care you need.


As the Obama-era Affordable Care Act (ACA) winds down and Medicare Parts C and D come into effect, it is important to be aware of your options for coverage. Part C is an insurance program that covers hospital visits and some doctor services. It will be run by the federal government, rather than states as was the case with Part A. This means that there may be changes in benefits or payment rates for Part C coverage, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on changes.