Medicare Overview

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Medicare is a federal government program that provides health insurance coverage to eligible beneficiaries. Open enrollment starts October 15 and ends December 7 each year. You’re eligible to join Medicare if you are:

  • A United States citizen or legal resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least five consecutive years, AND
  • Age 65 or older, OR
  • Under age 65 and qualify on the basis of disability or other special situation, OR
  • Any age, but have end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplant).