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What is Medicare Plan A All About

Inpatient health care, hospice care, and hospital stays are part of the coverage of Medicare Plan A which will be the focus of the discussion below. Medicare is something that the government has initiated to help those who are qualified by meeting some criteria in shouldering their health care needs. Medicare is a help to qualified individuals who are in need of health care in order for them to be able to shoulder the medical costs. The original Medicare package has included Medicare Part A which is an insurance coverage funded by the government and used to cover home health services, nursing home facilities, hospice, inpatient hospital stay, and non medical heath care institutions that have religious affiliations.

Medicare Part A can be received by individuals with the following qualifications. The age of the person must be over 65; a person under 65 who has a qualifying disability; and an individual with a terminal kidney condition and on the end stage of the disease.

If you are working on a job and you are being deduced monthly for Medicare taxes, then there is no Medicare Part A premium to pay. You also don’t pay Medicare Part A premiums if your wife’s salary is paying for Medicare taxes. If you are over 65 and you qualify by meeting certain requirements of citizenship, they you may also take advantage of Medicare Part A for a cost. Medicare Part A can be bought by those who are over 65 and disabled but can no longer get it for free if they were able to go back to work in some capacity. Medicare part B must be purchased by those who purchase Medicare Part A for a monthly premium.

On your 65th birthday, on the first day of that month, your Medicare coverage will automatically begin, as long as you are collecting social security or benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board. You Medicare card will arrive via mail 3 months before your 65th birthday.

For those suffering disability and are under 65, you gain eligibility for Medicare Part A 2 years into receiving social security disability benefits or RRB benefits. During the first month of the third year, you will received your Medicare card. The moment they start receiving social security disability benefits, individual who suffer from Amyotrophic Later Sclerosis gets immediately eligible for Medicare Part A.

If you are not collecting RRB benefits, if you were a railroad employee or you have social security benefits, then even if you meet eligibility requirements you should still take steps to enroll for Medicare Part A. The social security office can give information on how to enroll for Medicare Part A which you should do 3 months before your 65h birthday.

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