Medicare Basics

Start with the basics of Medicare before you dive into decision-making.

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Learning about Medicare can be like learning a new language. You need to learn the words, understand the main ideas and become fluent in Medicare. We’re here to make that as easy as possible.

From parts and plans and cost-sharing, to formularies, tiers and coverage gaps, we break Medicare down into bite-size chunks that you can understand. And with that knowledge under your belt, you’ll be prepared to explore topics like Enrolling in Medicare and Choosing a Plan.

But first things first: We’ll start by learning the Medicare basics.