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Determining Your Eligibility for Medicare in Parker County
If you reside in Parker County and are wondering if you are eligible for Medicare, here’s what you need to know.
To begin with, if you or your spouse have worked in Medicare-covered employment for at least ten years and are either a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States and 65 years old, you are typically eligible for Medicare.
If you are below 65, you may still qualify for Medicare coverage if you have a disability or suffer from End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant).
Below are some simple guidelines to help you determine your eligibility for Part A Medicare coverage without having to pay premiums:
– If you already receive retirement benefits from the Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board, or you are entitled to receive these benefits but haven’t yet filed for them, you may obtain Part A coverage at 65.
– You or your spouse had Medicare-covered government employment.
If you are under 65, you can get Part A without having to pay premiums if:
– You have received Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for 24 months.
– You are a kidney dialysis or kidney transplant patient.
While you won’t have to pay a premium for Part A if you meet any of the above conditions, you will have to pay for Part B if you want it. The premium is deducted from your Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or Civil Service Retirement check. If you do not receive any of these payments, Medicare will bill you for your Part B premium every three months.
Understanding Medicare Coverage
Medicare is a federal health insurance program designed for individuals aged 65 or older. It is also available for individuals under the age of 65 with certain chronic disabilities or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). However, it is important to note that Medicare does not cover all medical treatment or hospitalization expenses, and it does not include routine dental, vision, or hearing care. The specific coverage provided by Medicare plans varies based on your plan choice, location, and other factors.
How Does a Medicare Plan Work?
Medicare is for individuals who:
– Are 65 years or older
– Are below the age of 65 but have certain chronic conditions
– Have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), which requires dialysis or transplant due to chronic kidney failure.
If you are close to turning 65 and have yet to start receiving Social Security, you will need to enroll in Medicare. Some people are automatically enrolled in Medicare, while others must sign up. Additionally, there are specific enrollment times when you can enroll or make changes to your Medicare plans.
If you are unsure about when you should enroll, our experienced agents at Ashford Insurance can help. We are knowledgeable about Medicare enrollment periods and can assist you in determining the best time for you to enroll. To learn more, give us a call at 817-952-3153.
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