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Medicare Eligibility | My Medicare Matters

If you have worked for at least 10 years and paid Medicare (FICA) taxes, AND you are at least age 62, your spouse can get Medicare Parts A & B when he turns 65. If you have worked at least 10 years but are not yet age 62 when he turns age 65, he will not be eligible for premium-free Part A until you are age 62. He should still enroll in Medicare Parts B and D, however, in order to avoid a penalty...

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Medicare Prescription Drug Plans | MyMedicareMatters

Remember that discount cards alone are not considered to be creditable coverage. So you still need to sign up for the Medicare prescription drug coverage when you're eligible to make sure you're covered and avoid paying a penalty for signing up late.

Check with your company-sponsored discount card provider. Ask if your card will still be good once you've signed up for Part D.

What if I have an...

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Which is Better - Medigap or Medicare Advantage ...

Original Medicare (combined with Medigap) and Medicare Advantage are actually pretty similar. They are two different ways of covering many of the same services. So, how do you choose what's right for you?

1. What is the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage?

Option one is Original Medicare (i.e. Medicare Part A + Medicare Part B), which is run by the federal government and...

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The 101 of Changing Medicare Plans | MyMedicareMatters

Be aware that if you have Original Medicare with a Medigap/supple-

mental policy and you switch to Medicare Advantage, you most likely will not be able to get a Medigap policy again if you switch back.

The date your coverage starts depends on the period in which you enroll. Remember not to drop your existing coverage, if any, until your coverage with your Medicare Advantage plan has started.

Is...

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Understanding Your Medicare Card | MyMedicareMatters

Medicare Basics

There are many different options when you sign up for Medicare, but there are some things that apply to everyone who has it. On this page, we'll review the basics of Medicare now that you've signed up.

We'll start with the newest addition to your wallet.

Your Medicare card

Once you join Medicare, Social Security will send you a red, white and blue Medicare...

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Medicare Part D Cost | My Medicare Matters

How Much Does Medicare Part D Cost?

Medicare will pay part of the costs of prescription drug coverage for everyone who enrolls in a plan. How much you pay will depend on which prescription drug plan you choose and whether or not you qualify for Extra Help which helps cover the costs of this coverage.

Medicare Part D Premium

The average nationwide monthly premium for 2018 is $34, although plan...

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Cost of Medicare Part B & Part A | MyMedicareMatters

Original Medicare covers many services , but it is not free. There is a cost associated with each part B and Part A, and you can learn more about each of them below.

What costs should I know for Part A?

Medicare Part A Premium

Most people do not have to pay a premium for Part A because they (or their spouse) paid for it while they worked. If you do have to pay Part A premiums, the longer you or...

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Open Enrollment Period - My Medicare Matters

There are several times when you can enroll in Medicare, and each of those times has certain rules around applying and when your coverage will begin. Understanding when you can enroll and the best time to do so is an integral part of getting your Medicare.

Initial Enrollment Period

The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) is the first time you can sign up for Medicare. You may join Medicare Parts A,...

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