If you’re new to Medicare or want to brush up on your current Medicare knowledge, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is here to help. We’ve organized everything you need to know about Medicare in the resources below. Find the topic of interest, then follow the link to dig deeper.
The following resources explain eligibility, terminology, and important information about Medicare. This is a great place to start before selecting a Medicare plan.
Find answers to some of the most common Medicare questions.
Medicare Enrollment Dates
Find out when you can enroll and when you can switch between Medicare plans.
Want to know what a formulary is? Need the definition of co-insurance? Find Medicare terminology spelled out in plain language.
Not sure if what your neighbor’s aunt heard about Medicare is true? We clear up common misconceptions with accurate information.
Helping Those with Medicare
Are you caring for a Medicare-eligible adult? Get the resources you need to help your loved one get the right coverage.
Watch this video series to get an overview of Medicare. View the easy-to-digest videos at your own pace.
Eligibility and Enrollment
When am I eligible for Medicare? How do I enroll? We have answers to your common eligibility questions here.
Medicare Plan Details
Dive deeper into the types of Medicare plans available to you and their coverage and benefits.
Types of Medicare Plans
Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medigap — there are many options to choose from. We've created an overview of all your options.
HMO vs. PPO Medicare Plans
The differences between Medicare HMO and PPO plans typically center on costs and network flexibility. We explain the differences here.
Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement Plans
What are the differences between Advantage and Supplement plans? It may seem complex, but we explain the differences here.
Medicare Travel Coverage
Planning on traveling internationally? Before going on your next adventure, find out what Medicare covers while overseas.