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Once you're enrolled in Medicare, you may decide to shop around for the best-priced health insurance plan available in your state of residence. But first, you need to understand how Medicare works. There are four main parts to Medicare: Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance), which together form Original Medicare, as well as Part C (Medicare Advantage), and Part D (prescription drug coverage). Eligible individuals might be able to buy a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) insurance plan to bridge the health insurance coverage gap in Original Medicare. 

The government generally provides Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, to American citizens and permanent legal residents (of at least 5 years in a row) who are age 65 or older. Those who are under age 65 and have received benefits for 24 consecutive months may also qualify to receive Medicare coverage. Read about other ways you might qualify for Medicare before age 65.

Medicare Part A may be premium-free in some situations. Medicare Part B normally requires a monthly premium. Part A and Part B have deductibles, co-payments, and/or coinsurance that may apply to certain services. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans are available from private health insurance companies approved by Medicare, and their out-of-pocket costs may vary. Medicare Supplement insurance plans are provided through private health insurance companies, so their costs may vary as well.

To learn more about Medicare coverage options in a specific state, find your state below and get information about Medicare insurance companies and the products offered there. You can get a fast, free, no-obligation quote and even apply for available health insurance plans online.

For Medicare Supplement insurance plans, health insurance premiums are filed with and regulated by your state's Department of Insurance. For Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, the premiums are filed with and regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Whether you buy through The Medicare Resource Center, your local agent, or directly form the health insurance company, you'll pay the same monthly premium for the same plan. This means that you can enjoy the advantages and convenience of shopping and obtaining your health insurance plan through The Medicare Resource Center, a leading health insurance company. Compare plans side by side, get health insurance quotes, and find affordable health insurance today.

The product and service descriptions, if any, provided on The Medicare Resource Center pages are not intended to constitute offers to sell or solicitation in connection with any product or service. All products are not available in all areas and are subject to applicable laws, rules, and regulations. 

This website and its contents are for informational use only. Nothing on the website should ever be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always consult with your medical provider regarding diagnosis or treatment for a health condition, including decisions about the correct medication for your condition, as well as prior to undertaking any specific exercise or dietary routine.