There are several “parts” to Medicare that contain different coverage. These include Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D, with a Supplemental plan available.
As you inch closer to turning 65, it is important to start doing your research, paying attention to enrollment periods and trying to decide which plan will work best for you and your needs. Don’t confuse Social Security retirement income benefits, which you are eligible for at age 67, with Medicare.
To be eligible, you need to be a US citizen, or a permanent resident having lived in the United States for at least 5 continuous years.