Part A: Hospital Medicare Part A is Hospital Insurance and helps cover costs if you are staying in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or hospice care.
Part B: Medical Medicare Part B is Medical Insurance and helps cover the cost for doctor services, outpatient care, durable medical equipment and other medical services. If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan you must continue to pay your part B premium.
Part C: Medicare Advantage Part C also known as Medicare Advantage. You still enroll in Part A and Part B, but you receive all of your benefits through one plan instead of through Original Medicare. Plus, these plans often have additional benefits that Original Medicare does not offer.
Part D: Prescriptions Medicare Part D is Prescription Drug coverage and helps cover the cost pf many outpatient prescription drugs. If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan drug coverage is usually included, otherwise it is offered through insurance companies as a separate plan.