Medicare Supplement Additional Coverage How can you supplement your original Medicare coverage? Medicare supplement plans enhance original Medicare by offering additional coverage.Let's unpack the benefits. First, we need to look at original Medicare, also known as Medicare Parts A and B. Medicare Part A helps cover costs associated with hospital care, and Medicare Part B helps cover costs for things like doctor visits and outpatient procedures. Original Medicare only covers a portion of costs associated with hospital stays and doctor visits. In fact, sometimes it doesn't cover them at all. So, why consider additional coverage? Original Medicare may not provide all of the benefits you need. That's where a Medicare supplement plan can help. For example, if you travel, a Medicare supplement plan could pay for care abroad. Under original Medicare, you're still responsible for a percentage of your medical costs. But Medicare supplement plans can help pay for the part of your bills that aren't covered. Finding the coverage that fits you is a key part of navigating Medicare. Keep in mind, Medicare supplement plans might not include everything, but they give you more options to find the coverage that best matches your goals. Got more questions? Learn more at AetnaMedicare.com.