Part A and Part B
(Original Medicare)

Part A and Part B are provided through the U.S. Government and referred to as Original Medicare. Visit to learn about Part A and Part B.

Part A (Hospital Insurance)

Most Americans are enrolled automatically in Medicare Part A, it helps pay for inpatient care provided in hospitals or skilled nursing facilities, home health care services and hospice care for the terminally ill.

Part B (Medical and Doctor Insurance)

Medicare Part B is voluntary and requires enrollment. It helps pay for doctor visits and outpatient care.

Learn about Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) at

Not Covered by Part A and Part B

  • Prescription drugs
  • Dental exams, most dental care or dentures
  • Routine eye exams, eyeglasses or contacts
  • Hearing aids or related exams or services
  • Most care while traveling outside the United States
  • Long-term care
  • Help with bathing, dressing, eating, etc.
  • Comfort items such as a hospital phone,TV or private room
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Most chiropractic services
  • Acupuncture or other alternative treatments
  • Routine foot care

Additional coverage options

Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans

Medicare Advantage is an “all in one” alternative to Original Medicare. These bundled plans include Part A and Part B and most cover prescriptions.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plans

If you are enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare), Medicare Supplement insurance plans can help fill the coverage gaps.

Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

Part D (prescription drug) plans

Cost of outpatient prescription drugs. Covers generic and brand-name drugs. Available as a stand-alone plan or to complement your existing coverage.

Part D Plans

Questions about our Medicare coverage?

Phone hours:               
Medicare Advantage: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday
All other inquiries: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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Medicare Supplement is offered by Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas Solutions is not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the federal Medicare program. By providing information to Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas Solutions a Medicare Advisor may contact you.

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