Your Medicare questions answered

Wondering how Medicare fits into your life? 
We can help you make sense of it.

If you're coming up on your 65th birthday or are planning to retire soon, we explain the basics of how Medicare works, including the three different paths to coverage: Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and insurance provided by your employer.


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Find out if you are eligible

Medicare is available to most people over 65, as well as certain individuals with disabilities. Learn about eligibility requirements and the different types of Medicare plans in order to select the best coverage for you.

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Don't miss out on Medicare enrollment

If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time or making changes to your coverage, you will need to enroll during specific enrollment periods. Medicare offers an initial enrollment period if you are newly eligible, as well as an annual open enrollment period.

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Medicare prescription coverage

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage. The Sharp Direct Advantage plan helps cover the cost of medications your doctor prescribes. We can walk you through how Medicare Part D works and the medication costs you'll incur.

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Understanding Medicare

The four parts of Medicare: Parts A, B, C and D, offer different types of coverage for hospital stays, health insurance and prescription drugs. The Sharp Direct Advantage plan combines all the advantages of Medicare Parts A, B and D.

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Supplemental and Medicare Advantage plans
Medicare if you are not retired
Medicare for individuals with low income
Medicare for individuals with disabilities
Medicare for recent immigrants
 

Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.

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