What is Medicare anyway, and how does it work? What Does Medicare Cover? Is Medicare insurance? Though these may seem like simple questions, the answer is complex. However, you’ve come to the right place for Medicare information. Let’s define Medicare coverage.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:
Whether you’re new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or preparing to retire, you’ll need to make several important decisions about your health coverage. If you wait to enroll, you may have to pay a penalty, and you may have a gap in coverage.
Medicare Enrollment: How and When to Enroll in Medicare
You have several options when the time comes for you to enroll in Medicare. For some people, Medicare enrollment is automatic, while for others, it may depend on when and how they become eligible.
How to enroll in Medicare
You can enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B in the following ways:
Medicare Information Disclosure
This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE or consult www.medicare.gov (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.
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