How To Be Eligible For Medicare?

How To Be Eligible For Medicare?

A: You can learn more about the eligibility requirements for Medicare on the Health Insurance Marketplace website.

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Q: Do I need to let the Marketplace know if I'm eligible for Medicare?

A: Yes. You must tell the Marketplace if you are eligible for Medicare, or if your eligibility status changes. You'll need to report changes to your eligibility status on your annual federal tax return.

Q: How do I notify the Marketplace of a change in my Medicare eligibility status?

A: If you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, or if you are receiving any of the following Veterans Administration benefits, you will automatically receive a notice from the Marketplace when you need to report your new eligibility status.

If you are not receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Administration benefits, and you become eligible for Medicare, you should report your new eligibility status using the Marketplace's online updates form.

If you are not receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Administration benefits, but you become eligible for Medicare, the Marketplace may contact you to ask you to provide proof of your eligibility. If the Marketplace does not contact you, you should report your new eligibility status using the Marketplace's online updates form.

Q: If I'm 65 or older, do I need to sign up for Medicare?

A: It depends. You can choose to get Medicare Part A and Part B if you wish. If you work, you may have the option to buy a Medicare Advantage Plan instead of receiving Original Medicare benefits, which may be more affordable. If you are eligible for Medicaid, you should sign up for that instead of getting Medicare.

Q: Do I need to enroll in Medicare Part B if I'm already enrolled in Marketplace coverage?

A: Yes. If you are receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Administration benefits, enrolling in Medicare Part B will be automatic. If you are not receiving these benefits, you must enroll in Medicare Part B.

Q: How do I enroll in Medicare Part B?

A: You can enroll in Medicare Part B either online or by phone by calling Social Security at 1-877-690-1012.

If you also want to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you should do so after you enroll in Medicare Part B.

Q: If I'm eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, which one should I enroll in?

A: You should enroll in Medicaid if you are eligible. You may choose to enroll in Medicare Part B instead of Medicaid if you want to receive different benefits, such as Part D prescription drug coverage.

If you enroll in Medicare Part B, you will have to pay a monthly premium. However, if you are unable to pay, you may be able to enroll in the Extra Help program, which would cover your Part B premium and other Medicare costs.

Q: If I'm eligible for both Medicare and Marketplace coverage, do I have to sign up for both?

A: No. You can enroll in Medicare instead of Marketplace coverage.

Q: If I'm eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, do I have to sign up for both?

A: No. You can enroll in Medicaid instead.

Q: If I'm eligible for Medicare, do I need to enroll in Part D to get prescription drug coverage?

A: No. Part D prescription drug coverage will be automatically added to your Medicare plan if you are eligible for Medicare, either as a retired worker or disabled worker.

Q: If I'm eligible for Medicare, do I need to enroll in Part A or Part B to get coverage?

A: No. If you are eligible for Medicare, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B.

Q: If I'm eligible for both Medicare Part A and Part B, do I need to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan?

A: No. Part D prescription drug coverage will be automatically added to your Medicare plan if you are eligible for Medicare.

Q: If I'm receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Administration benefits, do I need to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan?

A: No. If you are receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement Board, or Veterans Administration benefits, you will be automatically enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan unless you decline coverage.

Q: Do I get to choose which Medicare Advantage plan I want?

A: No. You will be automatically enrolled in the plan that your state chose for you. However, you may be able to switch to a different plan if you are not satisfied with your current one.

Q: If I enroll in Medicare Part D, do I need to keep enrolling every year?

A: No. Once you enroll in a Medicare Part D plan, your information will be automatically updated each year.

Q: If I enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, do I need to keep enrolling every year?

A: No. Once you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, your information will be automatically updated each year.

Q: If I am eligible for both Medicare and a Marketplace plan, do I have to enroll in both?

A: No. You can choose one or the other, or you may choose to decline both.

Q: How do I sign up for both Medicare and a Marketplace plan?

A: You should sign up for Medicare Part B and your Marketplace plan,

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