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    What Does Medigap Insurance Cover?

    Medigap, also called Medicare supplement insurance, is a type of optional coverage offered by private insurance companies. It is designed to pay some—or all—of your Medicare Part A and B copayments, coinsurance, and deductible costs.

    What Does Medicare Part D Insurance Cover?

    Medicare did not cover prescription drugs until the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 added Part D to the program.

    What Does Medicare Part C Insurance Cover?

    Medicare Part C is a Medicare-approved private health insurance plan. Part C, also known as a Medicare Advantage plan, is an alternative to Original Medicare.

    What Does Medicare Part B Insurance Cover?

    Medicare Part B insurance covers doctor services, outpatient services, and durable medical equipment. It provides coverage through Original Medicare and has cost sharing that includes deductibles and copayments.

    What Does Medicare Part A Insurance Cover?

    Medicare Part A insurance covers inpatient care in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility, as well as hospice care. It provides limited coverage for nursing home and home health services.

    What Do I Need to Know About Medicare If I Have Employer-Provided Health Insurance After Age 65?

    As you approach your initial enrollment period, which begins three months before your 65th birthday, you may have several questions about Medicare enrollment if you or your spouse continue to work and have employer-provided coverage. Your specific circumstances, Medicare’s payer rules, and the IRS’s tax rules will determine the answers. Here are common questions and guidance about potential answers.

    Enrolling in Medicare

    The process for enrolling in Medicare is surprisingly easy. But before enrolling, you will need to make a choice about how you want your Medicare delivered. Unlike an employer’s health plan, you may have dozens of options from which to choose.

    A Fact Sheet for Medicare

    Medicare is a federal health insurance program that covers certain medical services and supplies in hospitals and doctors’ offices. The insurance is provided to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who meet one or more of the following criteria:

    Countdown to Retirement

    There’s a lot to consider as you prepare for retirement, so it’s wise to begin planning well ahead of time. The checklists below are designed to help you stay on track for the retirement you envision.

    Federal and State Retirement Systems

    Being aware of retirement options and social security benefits can help you assess how financially secure you will be during your golden years.