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I am turning 65 soon. How do I know if I’m eligible for Medicare?
If you have worked 10 years or more in Medicare covered employment (i.e. paid FICA taxes), you will be eligible for Part A (Hospital Benefits) of Medicare at no cost to you.
What is Part B (Medical Insurance)?
Part B helps cover medically necessary services like doctors’ visits, outpatient care, home health services and some preventive services.
How much does Part B Cost?
If you have Part B, you pay a Part B premium each month. In 2015 most people will pay the standard premium amount of $104.90/month, however some people may pay more depending on their income level.
How do I sign up for Part A and Part B of Medicare?
If you collect benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B. If you are disabled, or turning 65 and are not receiving a Social Security Allotment, please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, or click on the tab for resource links/Useful links and select Social Security Online for more information on how to sign up for Medicare.
What does Medicare cover?
For information on everything that Medicare covers, download the Medicare and You 2011 Handbook: (found on the homepage under downloads) , or you can go the their website and download the Handbook.
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