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Benefit overview

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities and people with end-stage renal disease.

How this benefit helps

Medicare has four different parts to help cover specific services:

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Medicare Part A

Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and some home health care.

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Medicare Part B

Medicare Part B covers certain doctors’ services, outpatient care, medical supplies and preventive services.

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Medicare Part C

Medicare Part C, Medicare Advantage, includes health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, fee-for-service plans and Medicare Special Needs programs approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide Medicare Part A and B services. Some also provide Part D services. An additional monthly premium may apply, depending on the plan chosen.

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Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D helps cover the cost of prescription drugs, including many recommended shots or vaccines.

Help with Medicare

Get help with your Medicare questions

You can get help with general costs, prescription drug costs, and specific disability conditions.

How to access this benefit

Visit the Medicare website to earn more.


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