Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) covers inpatient hospital stays, care in skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care. It is considered part of Original Medicare, the traditional program offered through the federal government.
Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services. It is also considered part of Original Medicare.
Medicare Part C, often called Medicare Advantage, is offered by private insurance companies working with the federal government to provide all Part A and Part B benefits together in one package.
Your Medicare Part C plan may charge a premium in addition to the monthly cost of your Original Medicare coverage.
A number of Wellcare By Fidelis Care's Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D) as part of the comprehensive package.
Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs. Wellcare By Fidelis Care plans may also offer prescription drug coverage that follows the same rules as Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.