What is Medicare?
Traditional Medicare consists of two parts, Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Traditional Medicare is available for all US citizens who are:
What does Medicare cover?
Medicare Part A is hospital insurance. Part A covers stays at an inpatient hospital facility, skilled nursing, hospice, and minimal In-Home health-care. You will be responsible to meet a deductible prior to services being performed.
Medicare Part B is medical insurance. Part B generally covers services that are provided by your providers. These include services, but are not limited to:
When it comes to Medicare services, you will be responsible for 20% of the cost of the Medicare's-approved amount. This may also be accompanied by a deductible.
If you are looking to apply for any Medicare Plan like: Medicare Supplement Insurance or Medicare Advantage, you will be responsible to apply for Medicare prior to getting coverage.
How To Apply for Medicare
There are 3 ways to apply for Medicare. You can follow the link bellow to be directed straight to the Social Security Administrations website, where you will be asked to put your information for Medicare, call Social Security's toll free number, or go directly in person to your local office.