People With Medicare
Just for You
Most people are eligible to get Medicare when they reach the age of 65. Some people who are younger (ages 18 to 65) and have certain disabilities that prevent them from working can also get Medicare. To get Medicare Parts A and B you must also be a United States citizen or have been living in the U.S. legally for at least five years nonstop.
Medicare is generally your primary health insurance if you are 65 and older. This means no matter what other coverage you may have, Medicare usually pays first.
Our federal government administers Medicare, and you apply for it through the Social Security Administration.
As you reach the time when you are eligible for Medicare, there are a few things you need to know about when and how to enroll.
Here we will explain what Medicare means - just for you!
- Are you turning 65 but still working? With the recent changes in our economy, more and more people are working past the age of 65. Yet, you can still get Medicare when you turn 65. So, what should you do? And what if you are self-employed or working for a small employer? When should you enroll? Find out now.
- Have you stopped working before the age of 65? If you are under 65 and ready to retire or are unemployed, there are important rules to understand about Medicare. You cannot get Medicare before you turn 65 unless you are disabled and have been getting Social Security disability benefits for two years. Make sure you will have health insurance until you turn 65. What else do you need to know about Medicare when you do turn 65? And, how soon should you contact Social Security? Find out now.
- Are you over the age 18 but under 65 and live with a disability that makes it impossible for you to work? If you have been diagnosed with a disability and awarded Social Security disability benefits based upon your work history, you may be wondering if you are eligible for Medicare, and how soon you can get it. So, who do you need to contact? And, how soon? Find out now.
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