Medicare is a federal insurance program that provides health insurance for people 65 and older and individuals younger than 65 who may qualify due to a disability. Original Medicare is a term used to describe traditional Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. Medicare Part C, Part D, and Supplemental Insurance are coverage options in addition to or instead of Original Medicare.
There are 5 different types of Medicare coverage — Part A, B, C, and D, as well as Medicare Supplement plans. Click on an option below to learn more about these types of Medicare coverage.