Medicare is a health insurance program from the U.S. federal government.
The Medicare program has several components, including:
- Hospital coverage
- Medical coverage
- Medicare Advantage plans
- Prescription drug coverage
To be eligible for Medicare coverage you must meet certain age, citizenship, or disabilities requirements.
Where to Get Information about Medicare
Understanding the details of the Medicare system can be difficult.
UPMC Medicare Resources for Seniors
Other Medicare Resources for Seniors
CMS has free booklets about Medicare coverage and other health related topics, including information about Medicare and Medigap policies.
For Medicare beneficiaries, APPRISE (Pennsylvania’s health insurance assistance program) provides free counseling about health insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare.