Learn the Basics

Navigating Medicare is easier when you know how it works. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has resources to guide you through enrolling and choosing your Medicare plan.

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Getting started: Eligibility and enrollment

Learn who's eligible for Medicare and how you can sign up.

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Original Medicare: Parts A and B

When you qualify for Medicare, you’ll be able to enroll in Parts A and B, also known as Original Medicare, which help pay for hospital visits and medical services like doctor visits.

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Medicare Advantage: Part C

Medicare Advantage plans are offered by private insurance companies and provide additional medical benefits not covered by Original Medicare like dental, vision and hearing.

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Medicare supplement: Medigap

Medicare supplement plans help bridge the gap between what Original Medicare covers and the total cost of medical services.

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Prescription drug plans: Part D

Part D is the Medicare prescription drug plan that helps cover the cost of your medications.

Get a copy of Medicare basics

Download a copy of Medicare, a booklet from the Social Security Administration. It’ll be a handy reference as you explore your Medicare options.

Ready to enroll?

Discover your Medicare options with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.

Important information about Medicare supplement plans

This is a solicitation of insurance. We may contact you about buying insurance. Blue Cross Medicare Supplement plans aren't connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

Need help choosing a Medicare plan?

Our experienced advisors and agents can help find the right Blue Cross plan for you.