(Original Medicare is also known as Medicare Parts A and B)
(Medicaid is also known as Medical for CA residents)

If you are unhappy with your plan benefits, these options are available to you at any time:

  • Join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan (also known as a Plan C or MA Plan)
  • Join, switch, or drop a Prescription Drug Plan (also known as a Part D Plan)

Prescription Drug Plan

It is a requirement for every Medicare-eligible person to have a Prescription Drug Plan (also called a Part D Plan). Failing to enroll in a Prescription Drug Plan during your Initial Enrollment Period could lead to higher premiums if you need to add a Part D plan at a later time.

Medicare Advantage Plan

Private carriers offer Part C plans, also known as Medicare Advantage Plans, which offer all the benefits covered under Original Medicare (parts A and B) and more.