Know the Types of Medicare

Know the Types of Medicare

There are additional types of Medicare health plans available, including Medicare Cost plans and Medigap coverage. The charts below provide details for each. Additionally, view our printable comparison chart. The information provided is specific to RMHP and our Cost plans. 

Medicare Plan Comparison Overview

  • Provides all services covered by Medicare Parts A & B, as well as additional coverage and services
  • Excellent access to care through an extensive provider network
  • Worldwide emergency and urgent care are available
  • No referrals are required
  • Out-of-network benefits are retained through Original Medicare
  • May include preventive care and care management
  • Hearing aid coverage and access to health club facilities included on select plans
  • Replaces Original Medicare coverage
  • Care offered through providers contracted with the Medicare Advantage plan
  • Possible access limitations
  • Referrals often required
  • Some plans have $0 premiums
  • Out-of-network care typically not allowed unless in emergency situations
  • May offer services such as coordination of care or reducing out-of-pocket expenses
  • Designed to cover the deductibles and coinsurance of Original Medicare
  • Oldest type of coverage options, based on the Medicare Fee-for-Service payment system
  • Most plans cover the Part B 20% coinsurance and add an additional 365 days of Part A In-Patient Hospital benefits, per occurrence
  • Often have higher premiums that may increase as you age
  • No network of providers
  • Standard benefit design with no extras offered
  • Services limited to claim payment
  • Providers bill Medicare first

Medicare Disclaimer

This page was last updated: 10/01/2018.  Please call to confirm you have the most up to date information about our Medicare Cost plans.


Important Disclaimers: RMHP is a Medicare-approved Cost plan. Enrollment in RMHP depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits.  Call RMHP Customer Service at 888-282-1420 (TTY: 711) for more information.  Other pharmacies, physicians, providers are available in our network. Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll in RMHP through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at  For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult   Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.  If you need help finding a network provider, please call 888-282-1420 (TTY 711) or visit to access our online searchable directory. If you would like a provider directory mailed to you, you may call the number above, request one at the website link provided above, or email

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