Medicare can be confusing.
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If you live in the United States and are over the age 65 or permanently disabled, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage. Medicare is a federal health insurance program that provides medical benefits to specific groups, such as seniors and those with disabilities.
Though the name is similar, it should not be confused with Medicaid, a health coverage program available to low-income individuals and families. It may seem difficult at first to tell these two programs apart. However, one key difference should be noted. While the requirements to be eligible for Medicaid are strictly defined, any U.S. citizen over 65 has access to Medicare.
What is Medicare?
Medicare provides health care coverage to residents of the United States, who are 65 years of age or older, and people with specific disabilities. It is not related to income; instead, it relies on the taxes people pay during their careers. The federal government oversees the Medicare program, so there is less variation between states than with Medicaid.
Medicare coverage functions similarly to many private healthcare insurance options. It will pay a portion of the beneficiary’s medical cost while expecting a deductible and co-pay from the beneficiary. Unlike private healthcare insurance options, however, a person and their spouse will have to enroll separately as Medicare can only provide for one person at a time.
Medicare is split into four parts:
Covers hospital services and inpatient care in skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home healthcare settings, and hospice.
Who administers Medicare?
When enrolled in Part A and Part B, this is known as Traditional or Original Medicare. The federal government administers this program.
Part C is known as a Medicare Advantage Plan. It bundles Part A, Part B, and Part D services. Part C is administered by government-approved private insurance companies and regulated by the federal government.
Part D provides Medicare drug coverage. This coverage is optional but is available to everyone who has traditional coverage. Part C doesn’t require a separate drug plan. Private insurance companies administer part D.
Who is eligible for Medicare?
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The easiest way to enroll in Medicare is to work with an independent insurance agent. An independent agent can partner with and sell policies for different insurance companies, which helps you get the best coverage. At Elite Insurance Group, we have years of experience helping people like you get the coverage that works best.
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