What is Medicare?
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are age 65 or older, younger persons with qualifying disabilities, persons with End-stage renal disease (ESRD), and certain persons affiliated with the Railroad Retirement Board. Sometimes this is referred to as Original Medicare. Medicare is made up of different “parts” to cover different types of hospital services (Part A), and medical fees (Part B). Medicare is not a free coverage, although most individuals are not required to pay a premium for Part A. For support and information, explore our solutions for Health Plans Regulated Communications.