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Medicare Eligibility If You Are Under 65

As you might know, the Medicare eligibility age is 65, and to be eligible you have to be an American citizen or legal permanent resident of at least five continuous years. However, did you know you might be qualified for Medicare before age 65? This article... Read more

Medicare Part A – Hospital Insurance

What is Medicare Part A coverage? Medicare Part A is health insurance offered by the federal government to United States citizens and legal immigrants who have permanently resided in the U.S. without a break for at least five years. You’re eligible if... Read more

Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage, also known as the Medicare Part C program, officially launched in 2003, according the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2017, about one-third of all Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans... Read more

Pros and Cons of Delaying Medicare Part B Enrollment

Medicare-eligible individuals should be aware of both the potential penalties and lower savings from delaying enrollment in Medicare Part B (medical insurance). Many individuals qualify for premium-free Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), provided that... Read more

Getting Medicare When You’re Married

You're generally eligible for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) when you turn 65 or receive disability benefits, whether or not you're married. If you're married and haven't worked in a paying job or didn't work enough quarters, you may still qualify for... Read more




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