Learning about Medicare can feel like looking into a bowl of alphabet soup. But to get the coverage that’s best for you, it’s important to know your choices. And that starts with understanding Medicare’s four basic parts.

Medicare Part A: Hospital Coverage
Part A covers care you receive while you are an inpatient in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility.

Part B: Medical Coverage
Part B covers doctor visits, clinic services, and care you receive as an outpatient.

Part C: Medicare Advantage
Part C (Medicare Advantage) combines Parts A and B into one plan. Most plans include prescription drug coverage as well. Eye care, dental care, and hearing aids may also be included. Brown & Toland Physicians works with several Medicare Advantage plans in the Bay Area.

Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage
Part D covers many generic and brand-name prescription medications.
You may also choose to enroll in a Medigap policy (supplemental insurance) for an additional cost.

Contact one of our health plan partners to learn more:

Have questions about Medicare? Check out our FAQs to learn everything from when you are eligible to how to enroll.


Open Enrollment Period
Medicare open enrollment period is between October 15 and December 7 and is when a current Medicare user can upgrade parts of their plans to Medicare Advantage and/or Part D plan. Your revised coverage will begin on January 1, 2022. Contact the health plan directly for information about Open Enrollment events and benefits or call  800-794-7976  to speak with a licensed insurance agent/broker.

Selecting Brown & Toland is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. At open enrollment, choose your benefits and health plan.
  2. After you select a plan, choose Brown & Toland as your medical group.
  3. Choose your Brown & Toland Primary Care Physician (PCP).

The Brown & Toland network gives you a choice among our many primary care physicians and pediatricians who are accepting new patients. Use our Find a Doctor search to choose a physician who’s right for you.

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