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Ashford Insurance

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Ashford Insurance is an Independent Marketing Organization working with United HealthCare Medicare Solutions.

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Welcome To

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Medicare Insurance Made Easy

Tarrant County Medicare Insurance

The federal government introduced this program to make healthcare accessible to older residents.

It’s a wide-ranging program covering many aspects of healthcare. Medicare is available in all US states. The original plan covers your healthcare needs anywhere in the US. This makes it easy for you to receive medical attention as and when you need it. Various plan options are available here and the benefits of each are too good to pass up. However, you should be careful to weigh the costs of each plan and what they offer you.

Not everyone understands the basics of Medicare. If you’re one of them, you’d know that it can get confusing. Let Ashford Insurance break down the various aspects of Medicare for you.

Medicare Eligibility

Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities, and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Medicare has two parts, Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance). You are eligible for premium-free Part A if you are age 65 or older and you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years. You can get Part A at age 65 without having to pay premiums if:

  • You are receiving retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
  • You are eligible to receive Social Security or Railroad benefits but you have not yet filed for them.
  • You or your spouse had Medicare-covered government employment.

To find out if you are eligible and your expected premium, go to the Medicare.gov eligibility tool.

If you (or your spouse) did not pay Medicare taxes while you worked, and you are age 65 or older and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you may be able to buy Part A. If you are under age 65, you can get Part A without having to pay premiums if:

  • You have been entitled to Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for 24 months. (Note: If you have Lou Gehrig’s disease, your Medicare benefits begin the first month you get disability benefits.)
  • You are a kidney dialysis or kidney transplant patient.

While most people do not have to pay a premium for Part A, everyone must pay for Part B if they want it. This monthly premium is deducted from your Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or Civil Service Retirement check. If you do not get any of these payments, Medicare sends you a bill for your Part B premium.