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Medicare Made Clear

Medicare doesn't have to be confusing. Get the information and support you need.

Medicare is a Federal health insurance program that helps millions of American seniors and disabled individuals cover some of their health care costs. Medicare also offers important choices in how you want to receive benefits.

But Original Medicare doesn't cover everything and could leave many people with gaps in coverage. It's important to understand the choices you have in plans and how those choices can affect your health and budget.

We're here to help. Whether you're ready to pick your own plan, or just want make sure Mom and Dad have the facts, we've got the information and support you need. Let's get started.

Medicare Made Clear Answer Guide

Medicare Made Clear Answer Guide

What's the difference between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D? What's a Medigap plan? Simple answers to your hard questions about Medicare. Get the information you need with this easy to understand Medicare Made Clear Answer Guide (PDF, 13.8 MB).

Info at a Glance

Videos

Click on one of the videos to find out more about how Medicare works and what you need to do to get started.

Medicare Overview

Medicare Overview

Learn about the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C & D. What do the parts of Medicare cover? When do you need to enroll? Watch video

Ten Key Things About Medicare

Ten Key Things About Medicare

Here's a review of the top 10 things you should know about Original Medicare and the types of Medicare plans available from private insurance companies. How do the different types of plans work? What do they cover? Watch video

What is Original Medicare

What is Original Medicare – Parts A & B

Find out more about Medicare Parts A and B. What is Original Medicare? What's the difference between Parts A and B? What's covered and what's not? Do you have to enroll and do you have to pay a monthly premium? Watch video

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage Plans – Part C

Learn how Medicare Advantage plans bundle your hospital and medical with extra benefits that you don't get with Original Medicare, like vision and hearing, and prescription coverage. Watch video

Medicare Part D

Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage

You don't get prescription drug coverage with Medicare Parts A & B alone. Learn about Part D prescription drug plans, when you should enroll and what deadlines apply so you can avoid Medicare's late enrollment penalty. Watch video

Medicare Part D

Medicare Supplement Plans

Original Medicare only covers about 80% of your hospital and medical costs. Find out how a Medicare Supplement plan can help fill the gap, how it works and what it covers. Watch video

Choosing a Medicare Plan

Choosing a Medicare Plan

Find out what questions you need to think about to help you decide what type of a Medicare plan could be right for you. Learn what steps you need to take before you enroll in a Medicare plan, and more. Watch video

Save With Your Medicare Plan

Save With Your Medicare Plan

Understanding your plan benefits can help you save on your health care expenses and can make a big difference on your pocketbook. Get some tips on how to get the most out of your plan today. Watch video

Retirement and Medicare Basics

Retirement and Medicare Basics

Retiring Soon? Know the Medicare basics. Your Medicare health coverage choices can vary based on your age and whether you have retiree coverage through your employer or plan sponsor. Watch video

Help Your Loved One Choose a Medicare Plan

Help Your Loved One Choose a Medicare Plan

Choosing the right Medicare plan for a loved one can be confusing. By asking a few simple questions about the plan, you can help them meet their needs and deadlines and stay within their Medicare budget. Watch video

Get the Right Care for Your Loved One

Get the Right Care for Your Loved One

Are you helping someone you love get the care they need? Whether you live next door or across the country, there are many challenges to finding the right care for your loved one. Watch video

Care and Planning for End-of-Life

Care and Planning for End-of-Life

Are you making advanced care choices for someone nearing the end of life? You can help your loved one by understanding their wishes during this time. Minimize stress for your family by creating a thoughtful end-of-life plan. Watch video

Want to learn more? That's easy.

Visit MedicareMadeClear or call 1-877-477-6407, TTY 711, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week. You also can compare Medicare plan costs from UnitedHealthcare.

Medicare Made Clear

Get the information and support you need. Visit MedicareMadeClear or call 1-877-477-6407, TTY 711, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.