Medicare Eligibility & Overview
- People age 65 or older
- People under age 65 with certain disabilities
- People of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD: permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.)
Medicare Part A
Helps cover inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (following a hospital stay), home health care services, and hospice care services. Copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles may apply for each service
Medicare Part B
Helps cover doctors’ services, outpatient care, home health services, and other medical services. Part B also covers some preventive services. Copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles may apply for each service. You can find out if you have Part B by looking at your Medicare card.
Medicare Part C
A health coverage option run by private insurance companies approved by and under contract with Medicare. Includes Part A, Part B, and, usually, other coverage like prescription drugs.
Medicare Part D
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
A prescription drug option run by private companies approved by and under contract with Medicare. Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs, may help lower your prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.