I went to Social Security Office with my mom to apply for her Medicare. I was so disappointed and confused why they made this process so difficult when it's something for elders. I can see this can be a nightmare to those that English is not their first language. Luckily, the person who was helping us was nice enough to explain a lot of my questions. Anyway, I thought I post something that could be helpful to some people. click image below for direct link to Medicare online application.
PART A (hospital insurance) - 65 up eligible (Free) (helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. some home health care and Hospice care.)
PART B (medical insurance) - 65 up eligible (aprox. $100+) (helps pay for doctors’ services and many other medical services and supplies that are not covered by hospital insurance.)
PART C (Medicare advantage) - Part A, Part B required to be eligible (covers something Part A and B don’t / choose HMO or PPO <HMO is cheeper> / / Also covers some Prescripton drug /
plans are available in many areas. People with Medicare Parts A and B can choose to receive all of their health care services through one of these provider organizations under Part C.)
PART D (Prescription drug coverage) (helps pay for medications doctors prescribe for treatment.)