Most Americans join Medicare when they turn 65, but it’s also available to younger people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant.
What Is Medicare?
Medicare is a national health insurance program administered by the federal government. It is not part of the health insurance marketplace. Medicare is made up of four parts. Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance) are considered Original Medicare. Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage plans) and Medicare Part D (prescription drug plans) are offered by insurance companies and private companies that contract with Medicare.
More Medicare Coverage
Additional Medicare Coverage Offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
You can also choose to enroll in:
If you enroll in a Blue Cross Medicare AdvantageSM plan, you cannot also enroll in a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan.
Or, you can choose to enroll in:
Or, you can choose to enroll in a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan on its own or paired with a Part D plan: