Understanding Medicare

Medicare is a federal insurance program for people 65 years and older as well as individuals with certain disabilities or diseases.

You have a number of different ways to access Medicare benefits, and we’re here to help you sort through those options.

What is Medicare Part A? Part A
(Hospital Insurance)

This covers inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care (though some exclusions apply).

What is Medicare Part B? Part B
(Medical Insurance)

Part B covers physician and other practitioner services, including preventive services and second opinions, as well as medical supplies, ambulance transportation to the hospital, and some outpatient drugs.

What is Medicare Part C? Part C
(Medicare Advantage)

Offered by private approved companies, these plans combine the benefits of Part A and Part B and may include coverage for vision, dental, hearing, and health and wellness programs. Rules and out-of-pocket costs vary between plans.

What is Medicare Part D? Part D
(Prescription Drug Coverage)

Part D is an optional federal program that works with your Medicare or Medicare Advantage plan to reduce prescription drug costs. Different plans may cover different brand name and generic drugs with different levels of cost sharing.

Know Your Options Before You Choose

Medicare Education Resource Center

Before you shop for plans or make a final enrollment decision, we encourage you to speak with someone at our Medicare Education Resource Center. Our team is available free-of-charge by phone to provide clear and simple information on your different options for accessing your Medicare benefits and the enrollment processes for each.

To receive complimentary one-on-one education about the different Medicare options available to you, call (800) 487-0423, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), or click the button below to request a time for a Medicare educator to call you directly.

Shop for Plans with an Independent Insurance Agency

Privia has partnered with Connect One Health, an independent insurance agency, whose licensed insurance agents can help you shop for Medicare coverage, including the plans accepted by your preferred healthcare providers.

To speak with a licensed insurance agent and compare plans from different insurance companies, call (800) 961-4708, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST), or click the button below to schedule a time for a Connect One Health agent to call at a time that is convenient to you.

Medicare overview information on this website was developed by Privia Health™ and myPrivia™ to help consumers understand certain aspects of Medicare. Viewing this Medicare overview does not require you to enroll in any Privia Health plans. For more information about Medicare including a complete listing of plans available in your service area, please contact the Medicare program at 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048) or visit Medicare’s website. If you haven’t signed up for Medicare, apply with Social Security online.