Medicare is a federal health insurance program that is available for younger people with disabilities, and people over the age of 65. To qualify for medicare you also must be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident for at least the past five years. If you are receiving social security insurance you will have to wait for two years to qualify for medicare. Medicare is important for those with disabilities because health insurance typically is most important to them because of the various medical conditions they have. It’s important to understand Medicare and why it’s so important as you continue to get older. You need to understand the basics of Medicare so you can navigate through various health insurance plans that are available to you. You don’t have to pay a premium for Medicare Part A if you have been paying taxes for Medicare for over 10 years. Medicare Part A covers hospital costs and Medicare Part B covers doctor visits. If you are employed medicare taxes are taken out of your paycheck each pay period. Medicare part A also covers nursing facility bills, and inpatient care visits in the hospital. Many people pay Medicare Part A premiums each month to cover home and hospital care visits. You should sign up for Medicare Part B by the time you turn 65. Medicare Part covers medical services and doctor’s appointments. Medicare Part B also covers preventative appointments, ambulance services, medical health coverage, or even medical equipment and prescription drugs. If you do not sign up for Medicare Part B when you turn 65 but try to later on you will receive a 10% penalty for the next six months. Medicare Part D is used to cover bills for any prescription drugs. Original Medicare is just considered Medicare Part A and B.
Absolute Best Insurance
Absolute Best Insurance is a medical insurance agency located in Palm Beach County in Florida. Absolute Best Insurance can help you navigate the complexities of Medicare and specializes in helping our clients to figure out what is the best Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan that is best for them. The goal at Absolute Best Insurance is to keep you and your family healthy, protected, and secure with our Medicare solutions and life insurance.
Medicare Open Enrollment Advice
Medicare Open enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7 each year. During this time you can:
- Switch from Medicare Plan A to Plan B
- Switch from Medicare Plan D to another prescription drug plan.
- Switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage or vice versa
- Switch from Medicare Advantage to another plan
- Drop your Medicare Plan D completely
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment is (January 1 – March 31)
- You can switch to different Medicare Advantage plans
- You can only change your plan once during this time period
- You even have the option to switch to the original Medicare And Medicare Plan D with covers prescription drugs.