Medicare is the federal health insurance program available to people 65 years of age or older. Medicare is also available to younger people with certain disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.
Medicare has four parts – A, B, C, and D. Each is designed to cover specific services, allowing you to choose the plan that is the best fit for you based on your healthcare needs and budget.
Parts A and B together make up Original Medicare. Parts A and B cover much of the medical and hospital benefits you need, but not all of it. That’s why most people with Medicare carry additional Medicare coverage from a private insurance company, like Parts C and D.
Part C: Medicare Advantage Plans
Part D: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
If you are currently employed and plan to keep working after your 65th birthday, talk to your company's benefits administrator to find out how your current health plan differs from or works with Medicare.
If you're not 65, but you are disabled, you're eligible for Medicare after you have received disability benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board for at least 24 months.
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