Presley General Insurance Agency

What is Medicare?

Get to Know the Essential Components of Medicare.


Medicare Basics

Medicare is a federal program offering health insurance for people who meet certain requirements, such as:

  • 65 or older
  • Younger people with disabilities
  • Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), requiring a transplant or dialysis

People who are Medicare-eligible can choose to access Medicare benefits through the Original Medicare coverage, a service from the federal government directly. Another option is to choose a Medicare Advantage Plan, which is private insurance coverage through companies that contract with the federal government for Medicare coverage.

The Original Medicare program provides coverage for most doctors and hospitals in the United States. With Medicare Advantage Plans, network restrictions are in place. But these Medicare Advantage Plans often come with additional services not offered through Original Medicare, such as dental or vision services.


Part A, Part B, & Part D

Different parts of Medicare over various treatments and healthcare support needed:

In most situations, patients don’t need to pay a premium for Part A coverage.
Everyone pays premiums for Part B and Part D coverage. The cost of each plan varies, depending on the provider and specific drugs that are covered.

Are you new to Medicare?

Register for Our 6-Part
Medicare Mini-Course

Our mini-course is sent to you via email in an easy-to-understand video format that you can watch from the comfort of your own home. You’ll learn all of the basic elements of Medicare and get answers to the most common questions.

Feel free to contact us at any time for personal assistance:

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