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Medicare

2020 Ultimate Guide to Medicare Benefits

Congratulations on taking the first step in finding a Medicare plan that is right for you!

Medicare is our country’s health insurance program for people aged 65 and older.

Use this booklet to explore how and when to enroll in Medicare, discover the different plans and coverage available, how to compare plans, and how to change plans once you have enrolled.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is Medicare?……………………………………………………………page 2

Chapter 2: The Current State of Health Insurance……………………………..page 3

Chapter 3: Enrollment……………………………………………………………………….page 4

Chapter 4: Two Kinds of Medicare…………………………………………………….page 6

Chapter 5: Medicare Part A (Hospital Coverage) ……………………………….page 7

Chapter 6: Medicare Part B (Medical Coverage) ………………………………..page 8

Chapter 7: Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) …………………page 10

Chapter 8: Medicare Supplement Medigap……………………………………….page 11

Chapter 9: Medicare Advantage Part C……………………………………………..page 12

Chapter 10: Medicare Advantage Plans Part C—HMOs vs PPOs………..page 13

Chapter 11: After Enrollment……………………………………………………………page 14

Chapter 12: Shopping for Plans…………………………………………………………page 15

Chapter 13: Conclusion…………………………………………………………………….page 16

Chapter 14: Downloadable Medicare Guide (PDF)

Chapter 15: Medicare Video (YouTube)

Chapter 16: Medicare Podcast (AnchorFM)

Chapter 1: What is Medicare?