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Learn What to do If you Already Have Medicare Health ...

Medicare benefits have expanded under the health care law - things like free preventive benefits , cancer screenings, and an annual wellness visit.

You can also save money if you're in the prescription drug "donut hole" with discounts on brand-name prescription drugs.

More Medicare details

Medicare's annual Open Enrollment Period (October 15-December 7) hasn't changed.

To learn more about your...

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Special Enrollment Period -

Before you apply, you can preview 2018 plans and prices based on your income.

Life changes that can qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period

Changes in household

You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if you or anyone in your household in the past 60 days:

Got married. Pick a plan by the last day of the month and your coverage can start the first day of the next month.

Had a baby,...

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Health Care Coverage for Retirees |

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Health coverage for retirees

If you're retired and need health coverage, you can use the Marketplace to buy an insurance plan. If you don't have coverage you may have to pay a fee.

If you have retiree health coverage, you have different choices to consider.

Have Medicare? Learn about Medicare and the Marketplace .

If you retire before age 65 without health coverage

If you retire...

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Related topics : medicare open enrollment period / medicare enrollment period dates / medicare enrollment period penalty / health insurance plans medicare / medicare enrollment period

Get Started Using Medicaid or CHIP Coverage |

Using emergency services: In an emergency, you should get care from the closest hospital that can help you. The law requires providers offering emergency services to examine you to determine if your medical condition is life threatening and provide medical care until your life is no longer in danger.

When to contact your state Medicaid or CHIP agency

Issues to take to your state Medicaid or CHIP...

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Related topics : how to get emergency medicaid coverage / how to get emergency medicaid

How Medicaid Health Care Expansion Affects You ...

Whether you qualify for Medicaid coverage depends partly on whether your state has expanded its program.

In all states: You can qualify for Medicaid based on income, household size, disability, family status, and other factors. Eligibility rules differ between states.

In states that have expanded Medicaid coverage: You can qualify based on your income alone. If your household income is below 133%...

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