Let's Get to Know Medicare Together

Learn About Medicare from UnitedHealthcare is an easy-to-use reference for understanding Medicare and its coverage options. Great for anyone interested in Medicare.

Medicare doesn't have to be confusing. Get the information and support you need.

Medicare is a Federal health insurance program that helps millions of American seniors and disabled individuals cover some of their health care costs. Medicare also offers important choices in how you want to receive benefits.

But Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn't cover everything and could leave many people with gaps in coverage. It's important to understand the choices you have in plans and how those choices can affect your health and budget.

We're here to help. Whether you're ready to pick your own plan, or just want to make sure Mom and Dad have the facts, we've got the information and support you need. Let's get started.


Click on one of the videos to find out more about how Medicare works and what you need to do to get started.

Medicare Overview

Learn about the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C & D. What do the parts of Medicare cover? When do you need to enroll?

Ten Key Things About Medicare

Here's a review of the top 10 things you should know about Original Medicare and the types of Medicare plans available from private insurance companies. How do the different types of plans work? What do they cover?

Medicare Part D – Prescription Drug Coverage

You don't get prescription drug coverage with Medicare Parts A & B alone. Learn about Part D prescription drug plans, when you should enroll and what deadlines apply so you can avoid Medicare's late enrollment penalty.

Medicare Supplement Plans

Original Medicare only covers about 80% of your hospital and medical costs. Find out how a Medicare Supplement plan can help fill the gap, how it works and what it covers.

Choosing a Medicare Plan

Find out what questions you need to think about to help you decide what type of a Medicare plan could be right for you. Learn what steps you need to take before you enroll in a Medicare plan, and more.

Save With Your Medicare Plan

Understanding your plan benefits can help you save on your health care expenses and can make a big difference on your pocketbook. Get some tips on how to get the most out of your plan today.

Retirement and Medicare Basics

Retiring Soon? Know the Medicare basics. Your Medicare health coverage choices can vary based on your age and whether you have retiree coverage through your employer or plan sponsor.

Want to learn more? That's easy.

Visit Medicare Insurance Plans from UnitedHealthcare. You also can compare Medicare plan costs from UnitedHealthcare.


Plans are insured or covered by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or one of its affiliates, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor.  Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare.