Frequently Asked Questions About Medicare
Get the basics about the federal health care program for Americans over 65 and those with disabilities. Click on a category below for more information.
What Medicare is, how to get it, and who to contact. (22 questions)
Who qualifies for Medicare and when. (14 questions)
Medicare enrollment and disenrollment
How to start Medicare, including the different parts of Medicare, and how to opt-out. (20 questions)
Choosing a Medicare plan
Get information about choosing a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medicare Supplement Plan (MediGap), or Medicare Part D. (17 questions)
Medicare coverage and benefits
What health care services the different parts of Medicare cover. (41 questions)
Medicare costs and payments
Information about Medicare expenses and how to pay them. (21 questions)
Medicare financial assistance
How to get help paying for Medicare. (6 questions)
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