Advising Your Clients on Medicare and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Your costs in Original Medicare
Your costs in Original Medicare You pay nothing for this vaccine if you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) or you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). Be sure to bring your Medicare card so your health care provider or pharmacy can bill Medicare.
If you have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) only, you pay nothing for this vaccine, but some providers or pharmacies may still charge an administration fee for giving you the shot. Check with the provider or pharmacy who gives you the vaccine to see if they charge this fee.
Things to know
- Be sure to bring your red, white, and blue Medicare card so your health care provider or pharmacy can bill Medicare. You’ll need your Medicare card even if you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan.
- If you fill out a form to get the vaccine, you may be asked for your insurer’s group number. If you have Part B, leave this field blank or write “N/A.” If you have trouble with the form, talk with your vaccine provider.