Get started with Medicare
Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Follow these steps to learn about Medicare, how to sign up, and your coverage options. Learn about it at your own pace.
Start here. Learn the parts of Medicare, how it works, and what it costs.
Prepare to sign up
First, you’ll sign up for Parts A and B. Find out when and how to sign up, and when coverage starts.
Get more coverage
Then, review your options for more coverage, when and how to get it, and browse plans.
When you’re ready, find out how to get services and ways we can help you.