Medicare Primer

Tony Montgomery Health Benefits, Medicare

If you’re nearing retirement age, or are over 65 and still working, you may have questions about Medicare. Read on for the information you need to know. What Is Medicare? Medicare is health insurance for people who are age 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities, or any age with End-stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure). Types of Medicare There are four types of Medicare: Medicare Part A helps cover inpatient care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and hospice and home health care. Generally there is no monthly premium if you qualify and paid Medicare taxes while working. Medicare Part B helps cover medical services like doctors’ services, outpatient care and other medically necessary services that Part A doesn’t …