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Introduction to Medicare

Medicare has four parts:

When do I need to sign up?

Can I change my coverage later?**

What is included? What do I need to purchase?**

What do I have to Pay?

Your Medicare costs will vary depending on a few different factors:

Link: Medicare Costs for 2017

Medicare 101 Videos:

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Part A and Part B (Original/Traditional Medicare):

When you become eligible to sign up for Medicare, the combination of Part A and Part B is considered “Original” or “Traditional” Medicare

Some people get Part A and Part B automatically:

Some people need to sign up for Part A and Part B

Some situations can impact how and when you sign up

How to sign up for Medicare:

If you want to drop Part B

Still need more information?

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Part C (Medicare Advantage):

What is Part C or Medicare Advantage?

What are the different types of Medicare Advantage Plans?

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plans

Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans

Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

Who can join a Medicare SNP?

You can join a Medicare SNP if you meet these requirements:

Are Prescription Drugs (Part D) Covered in Medicare Advantage Plans?

Choosing Doctors and Getting Referrals for Specialists with Medicare Advantage

Where can I find a Medicare Advantage Plan?

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Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage):

Do I need to get Part D?

How do I get Part D?

What does Part D Cost?

Can I change my drug plan later?

What if I want to drop my drug plan?

What if I have a Medicare Advantage Plan?

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