Guide to Medicare Plan A
if an individual is eligible for Medicare Part A, then he can have coverage as an inpatient in health care centers, hospice care, and hospital stays. Medicare is something that the government has initiated to help those who are qualified by meeting some criteria in shouldering their health care needs. Medicare is a help to qualified individuals who are in need of health care in order for them to be able to shoulder the medical costs. The original Medicare package has included Medicare Part A which is an insurance coverage funded by the government and used to cover home health services, nursing home facilities, hospice, inpatient hospital stay, and non medical heath care institutions that have religious affiliations.
The following are the qualifications to receive Medicare Part A. The age of the person must be over 65; a person under 65 who has a qualifying disability; and an individual with a terminal kidney condition and on the end stage of the disease.
Medicare Part A has no premium for individuals who have paid in Medicare Taxes at work. This holds true if your spouse has paid these kinds of taxes in her workplace. If you are over 65 and you qualify by meeting certain requirements of citizenship, they you may also take advantage of Medicare Part A for a cost. Medicare Part A can be bought by those who are over 65 and disabled but can no longer get it for free if they were able to go back to work in some capacity. Medicare part B must be purchased by those who purchase Medicare Part A for a monthly premium.
If you are collecting social security benefits or benefits from theRailroad Retirement Board, then your Medicare coverage will automatically begin on the first day of your birth month on your 65th year. 3 months before your 65th birthday, you can expect your Medicare card to be delivered through the mail.
If you are a disabled person under 65 and have been receiving social security disability benefits or RRB benefits for 2 years, then you become eligible for Medicare Part A. During the first month of the third year, you will received your Medicare card. The moment they start receiving social security disability benefits, individual who suffer from Amyotrophic Later Sclerosis gets immediately eligible for Medicare Part A.
You should take steps to enroll for Medicare Part A even if you meet eligibility requirements if you are not currently collecting your RRB benefits, if you were a railroad employee, or you have social security benefits. The social security office can give information on how to enroll for Medicare Part A which you should do 3 months before your 65h birthday.