What is Medicare?
Medicare is federal health insurance available for eligible individuals age 65 and over (or) individuals under 65 with certain disabilities or medical conditions, such as End-Stage Renal Disease. Medicare has different parts (referred to as Parts A, B, C and D) designed to address your healthcare needs.
Eligibility for Medicare
You are generally entitled to Medicare if you meet any of the following criteria:
You are age 65 or above.
You already receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits.
You have been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, “Lou Gehrig’s disease”).
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