New to MedicareMedicare Basics
What is Medicare?
Medicare is a federal health care program for Americans 65 years and older, for individuals under 65 with certain disabilities and for individuals of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease. It generally covers about 80 percent of medical costs. For more information on these different parts of Medicare, click on one of the circles below.
Navigating the process
Selecting the right plan is a big decision. When preparing for your Connector advisor conversations, consider these tips and tools.
- Medicare costs vary depending on individual plans, coverage and the services selected.
- For many years, Medicare had two major parts: Part A and Part B. These parts are known as the Original Medicare Plan. In recent years, two additional parts (Parts C (Medicare Advantage) and D (prescription drug)) were added.