If you have questions about New Hampshire Medicare eligibility, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re nearing age 65, it’s time to start looking at your options, so you’ll be ready when it’s time to enroll.
New Hampshire Medicare Eligibility: Who Can Enroll?
If you’re a U.S. citizen who is 65 or older, have been on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for two years, or have certain end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, you qualify for Medicare.
New Hampshire Medicare Facts
- In 2018, there were 281,790 New Hampshire residents who had either Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and/or a Medicare Part D drug plan.
- In 2018, 79 percent of New Hampshire Medicare enrollees had access to a Medicare Part D plan that had a lower premium than their 2017 plan.[HS1]
- In 2013, 14 percent of Medicare enrollees were eligible for combined Medicare and Medicaid coverage
Know Your Medicare Parts
Medicare is available in four “parts.” In most cases, if you’ve paid Social Security taxes, you’ll automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A, which covers hospitalization. Medicare Part B is a voluntary insurance plan that covers doctor visits. Together, Parts A and B are called Original Medicare.
Medicare Part C is also known as Medicare Advantage. It’s sold by private insurance companies. Medicare Advantage has the same coverage as Original Medicare, but often includes additional benefits such as emergency care and drug coverage.
Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage, which covers all or part of the costs of your medications.
Consult With a New Hampshire Licensed Insurance Agent About Medicare
How do you choose what Medicare plan is right for you? Contact a licensed HealthMarkets agent who can assess your needs, help you understand the Medicare options available in New Hampshire, and help you enroll in the right choice for you. All at no charge. We can even help with Medicare Supplement plans. Call today at (800) 439-6916 or find an agent near you for more information.