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Understanding Medicare starts here. Learn more about Medicare plan types, Medicare benefits, how and when to enroll, and more. Also, find out about Medicare savings programs that can help you save on medical and prescription costs if you qualify.

New to Medicare

As you approach Medicare eligibility, we can help you understand how Medicare works every step of the way. Learn more about how and when to enroll in Medicare, including resources for people who still work.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is health insurance sponsored by the federal government for people 65 and older. Some people under 65 may qualify for Medicare if they have certain disabilities or conditions. Medicare plans can include coverage for doctor visits, hospital care, prescription drugs and more.

Types of Medicare Plans

Original Medicare includes Part A (covers hospital care) and Part B (covers doctor’s visits and more). Medicare Advantage (Part C) combines the benefits of Original Medicare and include extra benefits. Medicare Part D helps cover the costs of prescription drugs.

Eligibility & Enrollment

Most people become eligible for Medicare three months before turning 65. But you may be eligible earlier if you have certain qualifying conditions or disabilities. Learn about the different Medicare enrollment periods and when Medicare coverage starts.

Picking the Right Plan

Choosing the right Medicare plan is an important decision. Get help reviewing your options and selecting the plan that fits your budget, health care needs and lifestyle. Find the plan that includes the benefits you need, your doctors and your prescription drugs.

Help for Caregivers

Are you a caregiver for someone on Medicare or who will be eligible for Medicare soon? Get the information you need to learn more about Medicare plans and benefits. Understand the options when helping someone else choose a plan.

Medicare Education Library

Find more resources and helpful information in our Medicare education library.

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Download a Medicare education guide.

Medicare Basics Guide

Medicare Basics Guide

Florida Blue provides the information you need to choose the Medicare plan that meets your needs and budget. Download > 

Medicare and You Guide

Medicare & You

U.S. government handbook on Medicare benefits, rights, and protections, available health plans and more. Download >

Medicare Planning Checklist

Medicare Planning Checklist

Florida Blue provides a checklist with the steps you need to get started with Medicare as you approach age 65. Download >

Get ready for Medicare

Get Ready for Medicare

U.S. government handbook explaining important decisions you need to make before Medicare coverage starts. Download > 

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Last Updated: 08.01.2022