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frequently asked questions, faq, trusted medicare answers
Costs
How can I get help paying for Medicare?
How is Medicare paid for?
How much is the Medicare late enrollment penalty?
Is Medicare Part A free?
Is Medicare Part B free?
Is there a deductible for Medicare?
What will my Medicare premium be?
Coverage
Do I need anything else if I have Parts A and B?
Do I need Medicare if I have insurance through my employer?
Do I need to renew my Medicare coverage each year?
Does Medicare cover hearing, vision, or dental?
What are the differences between Medicare HMO’s and PPO’s?
What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
What is the Silver Sneakers program?
What’s better: Medicare Advantage Plans or Medigap Plans?
What’s better: Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans?
When can I change my Medicare if I don’t like my coverage?
When do my Medicare benefits start?
Will Medicare cover me if I travel outside the country?
Enrollment
Can I delay my Part B enrollment without a financial penalty?
Do I have to sign up or will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare when I turn 65?
Do I need Medicare if I am still working?
Do I need Medicare if I have insurance through my employer?
Do I need to enroll in Medicare if I have retiree health insurance?
How much is the Medicare late enrollment penalty?
What happens if I miss my IEP for Medicare?
What is a Special Enrollment Period (SEP)?
When can I add Part B to my Part A Medicare?
When can I enroll if I am under 65, but on disability?
When do I need to enroll in Medicare?
When is the Annual Election Period (AEP)?
When is the General Enrollment Period (GEP)?
When is the Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)?
When is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment (OEP)?
When is the Medigap Open Enrollment Period?
Where can I apply for Medicare?
Parts of Medicare
What is “Original Medicare”?
What is a Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plan?
What is an MA-PD?
What is Medicare Part A?
What is Medicare Part B?
What is Medicare Part C / Medicare Advantage Plan?
What is Medicare Part D / Prescription Drug Plan?
What is Medigap / Medicare Supplemental Insurance?
What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?