Medicare Basics Guide

Get To Know The Basics Of Medicare


There’s a lot to know about Medicare. Explore these articles to better understand how Medicare works, learn about your coverage options, and how to sign up.

What is Medicare?


Learn which types of Medicare cover hospital and medical care, prescriptions, and more.


What Does Medicare Cover?


Understand how different coverage types can meet your needs.


What Is Original Medicare Part A & B?


Learn how Original Medicare covers hospital and doctor visits.

What is Medicare Part A?


Find out how Part A covers different types of hospital care.


What is Medicare Part B?


Discover how Part B covers doctor visits and more.


What Is The Difference Between Medicare Vs. Medicaid?


Understand how you qualify based on your age, health conditions, and/or income.

How To Sign Up For Medicare


Get details about enrolling in different types of Medicare.

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Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO & LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. For Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans: Anthem Blue Cross is an HMO SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the California Medicaid program. Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company is an LPPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal.