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Medicare eligibility – a few things to keep in mind

Before you get to know more about Medicare eligibility it is important that you get to know about the program itself. Medicare is basically a public health program that is run by the Department of Health and Human Services of the federal government of the United States of America (USA). It is supposed to provide insurance coverage for hospital care, prescription, and medical expenses for people over the age group of 65 years. If you are a permanent resident or citizen of the USA you would qualify automatically for the program. However, for that you should have been employed for at least 10 years in a position that has made contributions to the program.

If you are currently employed you can take a look at your payment slip and find out whether you qualify for the likes of Medicare supplement insurance or not. If your company has made a contribution to the program it would show on the document being talked about over here. However, it would be wrong to assume that the rules of eligibility are only limited to these two basic factors – your age and the number of years in a service that has contributed to Medicare. There are some other factors over here as well.

You can always look for Medicare insurance plans South Florida if you wish to. In case you are permanently disabled or if you have suffered kidney failure where you require a dialysis or transplant you would be deemed eligible even before you have turned 65 years old. Medicare Part A deals with hospital insurance related benefits. It covers the expenses that you have incurred by staying at a skilled nursing establishment or a hospital as a patient. Part A also takes care of healthcare that you receive at home or at a hospice.

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