How to Apply for Medicare and Choose the Right Plan
If you're about to turn 65, you should be thinking about Medicare. There's a lot to understand about eligibility, enrollment periods, and coverage, and how each one affects your overall costs. One of the most important factors to remember is that late enrollment can result in a lifetime premium penalty. While you want to make the best decision, you also need to make your decision at the right time.
Medicare is a U.S. federal health insurance program.
The U.S. government created Medicare in 1966 for retired Americans. Over the years, Medicare has expanded its coverage and eligibility requirements.