Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap plans come with important differences in benefits. This section of the website explores a variety of possible benefits and provides details on several popular benefits like dental, vision and hearing coverage.
While dental coverage is not available through Original Medicare, you have plenty of options. Compare Medicare Advantage benefits with stand-alone dental plans and limited Medicaid coverage.
See hearing benefits available through Medicare. Compare Medicare Advantage coverages with Original Medicare and Medigap & find out if hearing tests are covered.
See vision benefits available through Medicare. Compare Medicare Advantage coverages with Original Medicare and Medigap & find out if necessary medication is covered.
Original Medicare doesn’t generally offer dental coverage but it is available through Medicare Part C. See how you might get coverage for Dental Implants, Dentures, and Oral Surgery.
Medicare Advantage plans offer hearing aids coverage. Compare Original Medicare with Medicare Advantage hearing benefits. See our FAQ to answer your hearing aids-related questions.
Compare Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage vision benefits. See our FAQ to find out whether eyeglasses & contact lenses, eye exams, and cataract surgery are covered.
What additional help does Medicare provide for at-home care? Compare the benefits of Original Medicare with Medicare Advantage and see if you qualify for Special Needs Plans.
What long-term care coverage is available through Medicare? See what qualifies as long-term care and compare Medicare Advantage benefits with Original Medicare.
Learn about the SilverSneakers fitness program available through some Medicare Advantage plans. See eligibility requirements, find out what benefits are available, and explore enrollment options.
Transportation benefits are available through Medicare. Compare Emergency and Non-Emergency Transportation benefits available in Original Medicare and/or Medicare Advantage plans.
Flex Cards are a Medicare Advantage benefit designed for flexible spending. Compare them to OTC cards, find out how you can use Flex Card funds, and learn how to spot misleading or fake information about flex benefits.
Groceries and meal delivery are new benefits offered by a very small number of Medicare Advantage plans. Learn the facts and how to spot misleading information about free groceries.
Tips for taking care of your teeth. How often should you see a dentist? How can you avoid costly procedures? How can Medicare help you?
Tips for preventative hearing care. See the common signs of hearing loss, when to go see a specialist, and the benefits of seeing a specialist if you already have hearing aids.
Tips for preventative eye care. See how often you should see an eye doctor, why you should go even if you don’t wear glasses or contacts, and how Medicare can help.
Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs each year from October 15 to December 7. What is the Annual Enrollment Period vs. Open Enrollment Period?
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)
Your Initial Enrollment Period generally surrounds your 65th birthday but may occur if you otherwise become eligible for Medicare for the first time.
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