How Medicare works
There are some great benefits that become available to you when you turn 65, and we want to make sure you’re able to make the most of them. Let’s start by taking a look at the basics of Medicare.
What is Medicare?
Medicare provides national health insurance for people age 65 years and older, and to select individuals with disabilities or specific medical conditions. Some health services are available at no cost while other options may carry a deductible or monthly cost.
What does Medicare cover?
Medicare is actually made up of four different types of coverage:
How much does Medicare cost?
Depending on the Medicare choices you make, your premium may be as little as $0* or as much as hundreds of dollars per month. With Medicare coverage, some health care services are covered in full while others have out-of-pocket costs.