Medicare Advantage Plan Eligibility – Do You Qualify?

How much do you know about Medicare Advantage Plan Eligibility? Is it only for people over 65? Find out if you qualify and how to choose a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

Medicare advantage plan eligibility may seem confusing. Who qualifies? When can I apply? And what plans do I qualify for?

In part two of my Medicare series, I take the mystery out of eligibility and share what the qualifications are to be eligible for applying.

Find out if you or the person you are a caregiver for qualifies and what steps to take next.

How much do you know about Medicare Advantage Plan Eligibility? Is it only for people over 65?  Find out if you qualify and how to choose a plan that best fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Who Qualifies for Medicare?

Medicare is a health insurance program governed by the United States Federal Government. People who qualify include:

  • 65 years old or older
  • Under 65 with a disability
  • Any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or ALS

To find out if your disability qualifies you for Medicare, visit the official Social Security site.

How Do I Enroll?

If you are already receiving benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B (also known as Original Medicare). Your benefits will begin on the first day of the month that you turn 65. If your 65th birthday is on the first day of the month, you’ll be enrolled on the first day of the previous month.

What about people who won’t receive Social Security benefits before their initial enrollment period? If you fall into this category you’ll have to apply for Medicare Parts A and B manually before you turn 65 by one of the following ways:

In part one of my Medicare series, I shared important deadline information. Be sure to read it to avoid costly penalties!

Free Medicare Plan Guide

What if I Have Questions about Medicare Advantage Plan Eligibility?

Does the process and options available make your head spin?

You are not alone and the Medicare Advocates at easyMedicare are ready to help! That includes helping you find, compare, and enroll in Medicare plans.

Don’t wait!

Talk to a Medicare Advocate from easyMedicare today!

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