What is Medicare? Medicare is our country's health insurance program for people
age 65 or older. People younger than age 65 with certain disabilities, or
permanent kidney failure, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease),
can also qualify for Medicare. The program helps with the cost of health care, but
What is Medicare? Medicare is a federal health insurance plan for people who
are age 65 or older. People who are disabled or have permanent kidney failure
can get. Medicare at any age. Medicare has four parts—A, B, C, and. D. Part A (
hospital insurance) is free for insured people and helps pay for inpatient hospital
You asked, and we listened. You're getting a new Medicare card! Between April.
2018 and April 2019, we'll be removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare
cards and mailing each person a new card. This will help keep your information
more secure and help protect your identity. You'll get a new Medicare Number …
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Costs. Part B Monthly Premium. The
standard Part B premium amount in 2018 is $134 or higher depending on your
income. However, most people who get Social Security benefits pay less than
this amount ($130 on average). Social Security will tell you the exact amount you'
ll pay for …
Get disability benefits from Social Security or the Railroad. Retirement Board for
at least 25 months. □ Get disability benefits because you have ALS (Amyotrophic
Lateral. Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease). □ Have ESRD and meet
certain requirements. How much does Part A coverage cost? You usually don't …
you get Social Security or. Railroad Retirement Board. (RRB) disability benefits.
Your Medicare coverage begins 24 months after you get Social Security or RRB
benefits. Your chance to sign up lasts through the 28th month after you get Social
. Security or RRB benefits. You're already eligible for Medicare because of a.
The monthly premium will be deducted automatically from your Social Security
benefit payment when your coverage starts. If your Social Security benefits aren't
enough to cover the whole Part B premium, you'll get a bill for your Part B
premium every 3 months. The monthly Part B standard premium is $134.00 in
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE FORM? Fill out Section A and take the form to your
employer. Ask your employer to fill out Section B. You need to get the completed
form from your employer and include it with your. Application for Enrollment in Medicare (CMS-40B). Then you send both together to your local Social Security
0938-1230. APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT IN MEDICARE PART B (
MEDICAL INSURANCE). WHO CAN USE THIS APPLICATION? People with Medicare who have Part A but not Part B. NOTE: If you do not have Part A, do not
complete this form. Contact Social Security if you want to apply for Medicare for
the first time.
How do I enroll in Medicare? Is it automatic when I turn 65? Contact Social Security directly before your 65th birthday to avoid a lapse in health coverage.
Early retirees receiving Social. Security and those with Social Security disability
or Railroad Retirement benefits are automatically enrolled in Medicare upon
The more you know before you start making decisions, the better off you will be in
retirement. This retirement toolkit is brought to you by the three federal agencies
involved in key elements of your retirement planning and security: the
Department of Labor, the Social Security. Administration and the Centers for Medicare & …
V.04.2013. Helpful Medicare Part D Resources. Area Agency on Aging/State
Health Insurance Assistance Program. (SHIP). 1-800-551-3191. SHIP counselors
located in Montana will assist you. Medicare. 1-800-633-4227. Website: www. medicare.gov. Social Security Administration and Extra Help. 1-800-772-1213.
Please read this notice carefully and keep it where you can find it. This notice has
information about your current VA prescription drug Benefit and new prescription
drug coverage available January 1, 2006 for people with Medicare (Medicare
Part. D). It also tells you where to find more information to help you make
Medicare Overview – Medicare Part A. Medicare Part A is hospitalization
coverage and is free for most people who have worked at least 10 years in Social Security–Medicare covered employment. You may also qualify: • Through a
current, former, or deceased spouse. • Due to a disability if under age 65 …
Your Medicare Part B premium is automatically taken out of your monthly Social Security. Disability Insurance (SSDI) or U.S. Railroad. Retirement Board payment
. If you do not get payments from these programs, you will receive a bill for your
Part B premiums every three months. Note: If you live in Puerto Rico, and already.
Medicare because you're. Advantage Plan (with or you get Social Security
disabled and under 65. without prescription drug coverage) or a Medicare.
Prescription Drug Plan. or Railroad Retirement. Board (RRB) benefits. Your. Medicare coverage begins 24 months after you get Social. Security or RRB
through Social Security and paying a monthly premium, as long as you are age
65 or older and a citizen or lawfully admitted alien who has lived in the U.S. for at
least five years. If you are eligible for Part A, either for free or by paying for it, you
can also enroll in Medicare medical insurance (Part B) by applying for it through …