As an older adult citizen of the United States, it is important to understand the structure of Medicare and how it affects you. The information in this series is based on the most current data available and includes several changes with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This guide was also written using Florida guidelines when appropriate. Please bear in mind that your personal situation may vary from the examples in the series, and always contact your local Medicare representative for questions regarding your own circumstances.
- Introduction and Overview
- Chapter One–Who Is Eligible for Medicare, and Do I Have To Sign Up for It?
- Chapter Two: Medicare Part A–Hospital Insurance
- Chapter Three: Medicare Part B–Medical Insurance
- Chapter Four–Medicare Part C – Medicare Advantage
- Chapter Five–Medicare Part D–Prescription Drug Coverage
- Chapter Six–“Medigap” Policies
- Chapter Seven–How does my other insurance work with Medicare? Who pays first?
- Chapter Eight–What if I need help paying my health care and prescription drug costs?
- Chapter Nine–How should I decide how I want to get my Medicare?
- Chapter Ten–Key Terms, Additional Resources, List of Handouts, and References
Written by Amanda Terminello and Martie Gillen, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, September 2013.