Medicare FAQs

Improve your understanding of Medicare with these answers to some frequently asked questions.


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Who is eligible for Medicare?

What is Medicare Parts A and B?

What is a Medicare Supplement insurance plan?

What is the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans?

Am I eligible to purchase a Medicare Supplement insurance plan?

What are the dates for enrollment in Medicare plans?

When can I enroll in a Medicare Advantage or a Prescription Drug Plan?

I will be turning 65 in a few months. When can I enroll in a Medicare Advantage plans?

What are the Medicare Supplement enrollment dates?

When can I change my Medicare plan?

When can I enroll in a Medicare Advantage or a Prescription Drug Plan?

What is a Medicare Advantage PFFS plan?

A specialist I want to see is listed in your provider directory. Does that mean I can see that specialist if I am an HMO member?

Is it better to enroll in an all-in-one plan that provides both medical and drug coverage?

What factors should I consider when choosing a Medicare health plan?

What if my open enrollment period is over?

What is a Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan?

What is a Medicare late enrollment penalty (LEP)?

How can I avoid a Medicare late enrollment penalty (LEP)?

What is a formulary?

Is there really such a thing as a zero-premium plan? How does that work?

What is creditable coverage?

I have coverage through Veterans Affairs (VA). Will my prescriptions continue to be covered?

Are generic drugs as safe and strong as brand-name drugs?

If I’m still working, should I still sign up for Medicare Part A and B?

What are the enrollment periods for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans?

What is the Special Enrollment Period?

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