Your first step to choosing a Medicare plan is knowing what your choices are.
What is Medicare: Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).Medicare is free for people who qualify, and is broken up into four parts A, B, C & D (explained below).
Who is eligible?
You are eligible for Medicare if:
You are 65 or older
You are under 65 and have certain disabilities
You have End-Stage Renal Disease, which is permanent kidney failure that requires dialysis or a kidney transplant
Do I pay for Medicare of is it free?
Parts A and B are free if you qualify. In most cases, you'll automatically get Part A and Part B starting the first day of the month you turn 65 if you are already getting Social Security benefits.
If you don’t get Social Security benefits and you are 65 or older, you’ll have to sign up for Part A and Part B. To sign up, call Social Security at (800) 772-1213.
To find out more about qualifications, click here.
What does Medicare cover:
There are four parts to Medicare...
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