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?

You may be eligible for Medicare if you are U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident and one or more of the following applies to you:1

  • You are 65 or older.
  • You have been on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for two years.
  • You have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Know Your Medicare Parts

Medicare is divided into four parts. Original Medicare consists of two them: Medicare Part A, which covers hospitalization, and Medicare Part B, which is medical insurance that covers doctor visits, labs, and some equipment. 

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.

In 2020, there were 305,150 New Hampshire residents who had either Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage.2

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage, which covers all or part of the costs of your medications. Those on Original Medicare will need to purchase a Part D if they would like prescription drug coverage, as it is not included.

How Do I Apply for Medicare in New Hampshire?

In most cases, if you are already receiving Social Security benefits when you become eligible, you’ll automatically be enrolled in Original Medicare. If not, you can apply for Medicare in New Hampshire and determine your New Hampshire Medicare eligibility by contacting the Social Security Administration. 

Ready to start looking for Medicare Advantage plans? Come shop with HealthMarkets and get your free FitScore®. By answering just a few questions, we can assess your needs, and rank the Medicare options available to you in your area. We can even help with finding a Medicare Supplement plan

Get started shopping online today.


1. Who is eligible for Medicare? HHS. 2020. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/answers/medicare-and-medicaid/who-is-elibible-for-medicare/index.html | 2. Total Number of Medicare Beneficiaries, KFF. 2018. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/total-medicare-beneficiaries/

HealthMarkets’ FitScore intends to identify plans that fit your needs. You should carefully review official plan materials.

Related Information