Medicare Parts A and B are also called Original Medicare. This part is pretty simple: Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 and over, people under the age of 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
Are you wondering if you're eligible? Let's take a closer look.
If you're turning 65 you can enroll in Medicare. Enrollment begins three months before the month you turn 65, the month of your birthday, and three months after your birth month. Whether that birthday is approaching or
if you’re already 65, you’re eligible if:
If you're under 65 and have a disability you’re eligible if:
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Now that we’ve reviewed what Original Medicare is and who is eligible, let’s take a quick look at exactly what is covered.
Medicare Part A is hospital coverage. It covers:
Medicare Part B is medical coverage. It covers:
While Medicare Parts A and B help to cover some of your health care costs, they won’t cover everything (like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles). You may want to complement your Medicare coverage. That’s where AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, may be able to help.