Blue Shield of California Medicare Quiz

Question 1: What is Original Medicare (Parts A+B)?

It is the traditional fee-for-service program offered through the federal government

The government pays directly for all the health-care services you receive

You can go to any doctor, other health-care provider, hospital or other facility that’s enrolled in Medicare

All of the above

Question 2: What is Medicare Part B (Original Medicare)?

It covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home healthcare

It covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services

It includes prescription drug coverage

It is a Medicare Supplemental insurance policy

Question 3: When can you enroll in Medicare?

Beginning three months before my 65th birthday, the month of my 65th birthday, and three months after my 65th birthday

Any time if I am under 65 and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

When I retire and lose my employer-sponsored health coverage

All of the above

Question 4: Does Original Medicare include prescription drugs?



Question 5: How can you get more coverage than Original Medicare?

Replace Original Medicare with a Medicare Advantage plan

Buy supplemental coverage such as a Medicare Supplement plan

Get a standalone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) offered by private companies such as Blue Shield of California

All of the above

Learn about your 2021 Blue Shield Medicare plan options

First Name * is required
Last Name * is required
Email address * is invalid
Phone * is invalid
D.O.B. * is invalid
Zip code * is invalid

By submitting your phone number or email address, you agree to have a Blue Shield sales agent contact you to discuss Blue Shield’s Medicare coverage options.

Download your free Medicare Decision Guide to get answers to your questions so you can make the right decision during this Annual Enrollment Period.

Get expert help choosing a 2021 Medicare plan

Attend a webinar or schedule a phone consultation and
get a $10 Gift Card!

Attend a live webinar

Attend a free webinar from the convenience of your home or work. You’ll learn the Medicare basics and explore Blue Shield coverage options that meet your needs and budget.

Watch a webinar on‑demand

Get your Medicare questions answered anytime, anywhere, with Blue Shield’s webinar on‑demand.

Schedule a phone consultation

Speak one-on-one with an expert to find the Medicare option that works best for your needs and budget. Our licensed agents will guide you through the process, step by step.

Call to RSVP


Attend a webinar or schedule a phone consultation and get a $10 Gift Card*

* While supplies last. One offer per person. No obligation to enroll. Restrictions apply, see