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It was interesting to learn how the medicare program

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for people age 65 and older (Martocchio, 2009). It was interesting to learn how the Medicare program consist of Parts A and B, Medigap, and Parts C and D. Both part A and B make up the original Medicare plan. Part A covers hospitalization while B is the optional insurance plan. Neither Plan A nor Plan B will cover 100% of medical expenses; therefore, a person can pay for Medigap to cover the remaining cost. Medigap works the same as GAP insurance for cars. In the event of an accident, all that is not covered by the driver’s primary insurance company will be paid for with the GAP insurance. Medicare Part C is for private insurance companies that accept Medicare but a person will still have Part A and B under the Medicare Advantage (part C) plan. Last, Medicare Part D covers medically necessary prescription drugs. The main thing to remember about Medicare is the original plan is a free service managed by the federal government (Martocchio, 2009). The new Medicare Advantage plan has restrictions and strict regulations as it is run by private companies (Martocchio, 2009). We felt comfortable the concept of the total reward plan. The total reward plan is how employers can set themselves apart from other employers in the industry. Today’s employees are looking for more than just competitive salary. They want good health
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