Key Takeaways

  • People joining Medicare have two options for receiving coverage: through Original Medicare or private Medicare Advantage plans.

  • Two major considerations for how to receive Medicare are your needs for specific health providers and additional benefits.

People joining Medicare have two options for receiving coverage: through Original Medicare (Parts A and B) or private Medicare Advantage plans.

This flyer, created with our partners at the Medicare Rights Center, offers a quick reference for older adults to understand the major differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, including coverage and network options, and costs.

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