At its core, Medicare is a basic health-insurance program provided by the federal government. Most Medicare recipients are seniors-people 65 or older. However, people with certain disabilities or illnesses can also qualify regardless of age. Because Medicare is administered by the federal government, there are no state-by-state eligibility requirements , although some benefits may vary depending on where you live.
Every year you should evaluate your health care coverage. Before deciding to make any changes, consider the current cost of your plan, your overall satisfaction, and your health status.
Should I buy a Medicare Supplement or a Medicare Advantage Plan? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by seniors shopping for Supplemental coverage. To help you find an answer, let us first look at some basic information about each of these health care options.