I’ve seen things about AARP Medicare plans, but I wasn’t sure if those were correct — is AARP even an insurance company?
Yes, AARP Medicare plans do exist, and you can buy various forms of Medicare coverage from AARP; however, AARP itself is not a health insurance company. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps and advocates on behalf of people age 50 or older. It also partners with companies to offer their members products such as insurance.
AARP is one of the Medicare plans in the marketplace. You’ll notice on any of the marketing materials for AARP Medicare plans that it’ll usually include words like “insured through UnitedHealthcare” or “from UnitedHealthcare.” That’s because UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company is the actual provider of Medicare coverage that is marketed through AARP.