Learn About Medicare
Medicare Information And Coverage Basics
If you’re new to Medicare, find out what it is, and how and when to enroll in Original Medicare. You can also learn more about choosing and changing a Medicare plan, comparing plans, and understanding your Medicare costs.
Understanding Medicare And Its Parts
Medicare has four basic parts — A, B, C, and D. You can learn more about each part so you know your options. We also have details about what Medicare covers, how to enroll in Original Medicare and the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.
Enrolling In Medicare Guide
Discover who is eligible for Medicare and when — it’s not only limited to people 65 and older. You can review the Medicare enrollment periods so you know when you can add, drop, and change a Medicare plan.
We also have information about the different Medicare plan options available to you.
Guide To Changing Medicare Plans
If you’re not sure what type of Medicare plan you need or you want to change your current plan, try comparing your options. You can compare Medicare Advantage benefits with Original Medicare to see which plan better fits your needs.
Understanding Medicare Costs Guide
Healthcare is expensive, but Medicare makes it more affordable. And finding the right Medicare plan to cover what Original Medicare doesn’t, can help you save even more money.
Discover more details about what Medicare covers, and what you pay for out of pocket, such as deductibles, coinsurance, and copays. There are coverage options with $0 premiums, out-of-pocket maximums, spending accounts, and more.
Medicare Advantage Information Guide
Get the facts about Medicare Advantage (Part C) and how it differs from Original Medicare. You can also learn how to compare Medicare Advantage plans and costs. Part C plans offer both Part A and Part B coverage, plus lots of extra benefits you won't get with Original Medicare.
Medicare Prescription Drug Information Guide
Looking for information about Medicare drug coverage? Learn about Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, how to enroll, drug plan benefits and costs, and what to look for when comparing plans.
Exploring Empire Coverage
The Empire Advantage
Get all of the details on the extra coverage and value-added programs from Empire that you can select to further customize your Medicare coverage to fit your health care needs and budget.
Find A Medicare Plan
To find and compare Medicare plans in your area, enter your ZIP code for a list of options you can sort by plan type or price. If you want to talk to someone directly, you can do that too.
Attend A Free Medicare Event
Sign up for a free Medicare event to learn how Empire Medicare plans help cover costs that Original Medicare doesn’t. You can attend a virtual Medicare webinar. Or, if you prefer, come to a live seminar in your area where a licensed Medicare agent will be present to answer your questions.
Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract. Empire BlueCross BlueShield is a SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the state Medicaid program. Enrollment in Empire BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal.