Understanding medicare

Medicare is federal government-run health insurance for people age 65 or older. Some other people also may receive Medicare such as:

  • Younger people with certain disabilities
  • People who have permanent kidney damage (end-stage renal disease) and need dialysis or a kidney transplant

To receive Medicare, you must be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident who has lived in the country for at least 5 years.

What Does Medicare Cover?

Part A - Medicare

Part B - Medicare

Part C - Medicare Advantage

Part D - Medicare Prescription Drug Plan


When to Sign Up for Medicare

When Choosing a Medigap, Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part D Plan