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Medicare basics

Medicare offers different options for you to get health care coverage. Start here to get the basics and find out how Medicare works before you look at your coverage options. 

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Parts of Medicare

Learn the parts of Medicare and what they cover. Get familiar with other terms and the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.

General costs

Discover what cost words mean and what you’ll pay for each part of Medicare.

How Medicare works

Follow 2 steps to set up your Medicare coverage. Find out how Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage work.

Working past 65

Find out what to do if you’re still working & how to get Medicare when you retire.