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En español | Medicare is often confusing because its rules affect different people in different circumstances. AARP’s Medicare Question and Answer Tool offers practical and comprehensive information to help you navigate the program according to your own situation. The tool clarifies eligibility and enrollment requirements and provides answers to questions on Medicare’s plan options, coverage and costs in an easy-to-understand manner.
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What are the different parts of Medicare?
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Find out when you are eligible for Medicare, how to enroll, when to enroll, and how to choose the best plan for you.
Can I simultaneously receive Medicare & disability benefits?
When can I join a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan?
How much is the late enrollment penalty for Part A?
Learn the different parts that drive the Medicare program and cover different health services such as hospital care, doctor services and prescription drugs.
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Does Medicare pay for home health aides?
Discover the different ways you can get your Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, such as Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and others.
Which parts (A, B, and D) are included in Original Medicare?
How are Medicare Advantage plans new and different?
Can I have more than one Medigap plan at the same time?
If you have coverage from another source in addition to Medicare, these questions will guide you through how Medicare works with other health coverage.
Can I have COBRA coverage and Medicare at the same time?
If I have TRICARE, do I need to have Part D?
How does Medicare work with coverage for veterans?
Medicare covers a lot of your health care costs, but there are also premiums, other out-of-pocket costs, and options for people with limited incomes.
Does Medicare cover all of my health care costs?
What is the premium for Medicare Part A?
I have a limited income: can I get help paying for Medicare?
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