Frequent Queries

MyAARPMedicare Login is a service for older individuals who require an entire health plan with all-online benefits. AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) offers this program. While reviewing the health care plans, remember to acknowledge these frequently asked questions from MyAARPMedicare.MyAARPMedicareIs Medicaid the same as Medicare?

No. Medicaid and Medicare are both government programs that help people pay for health care, but they are not the same thing.

  • Those who are 65 and older or have specific qualifying disabilities receive health care coverage through Medicare.
  • The Medicaid program is a state-federal program that provides health coverage to individuals and families with low incomes. The term “dual-eligibility” refers to the right to receive Medicare as well as Medicaid.

What are my eligibility requirements for Original Medicare?

Original Medicare is available to you once you turn 65 and are a U.S. citizen or legal resident. To be eligible for Original Medicare as a legal resident, you must have lived in the U.S. for at least five years continuously.

When do I have to sign up for Original Medicare?

Upon reaching age 65 and receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, you will automatically be enrolled into Original Medicare Parts A and B. When you turn 65, you can sign up during your Initial Enrollment Period if you’re not already registered for these benefits. 

How does Medicare Supplemental Insurance work?

Medicare Supplement insurance, provided by private insurers, can help cover some out-of-pocket costs that Original Medicare (which includes Parts A and B) doesn’t cover. The Medicare Supplement plan is also be known as the Medigap plan.

What is Original Medicare?

The original Medicare program consists of Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and Medicare Part B (medical coverage). It’s a federal health insurance program for the elderly, those under 65 who are disabled, and those of any age diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease).