Being covered by Medicare can be a huge relief to applicants who are eligible. Medicare eligibility in Alabama means that you have help paying for needed medical care, drugs, and more. Approximately 77 percent of Alabamians who are eligible for Medicare are eligible due to age. However, age is not the only determining factor.
Guidelines for Determining Medicare Eligibility in Alabama
Alabama residents 65 and older can qualify for Medicare, but younger people who have certain disabilities or who are experiencing permanent kidney failure can also qualify. Those eligible for Medicare have choices when it comes to providers and plans. HealthMarkets is available online, over the phone, and in person with a network of representatives who can help you determine Medicare eligibility in Alabama. Our licensed insurance agents can also help you find the right plan for your budget.
Your Plan Choices and Medicare Eligibility in Alabama
When reviewing your Medicare eligibility, an Alabama HealthMarkets representative can point you toward the right plan for you, based on your individual healthcare needs and preferences.
Medicare is divided into four parts:
- Medicare Part A is also known as hospital insurance. It can pay for inpatient care in a hospital or nursing facility, including nursing homes and hospice care.
- Medicare Part B is also known as medical insurance. It pays for services for outpatient care, such as doctor's visits and visits by home health aides. It can also cover the costs of durable medical equipment.
- Medicare Part C is an important part of Medicare eligibility. Alabama residents with Part C plans are covered by Medicare Advantage. These plans allow the insured to choose to receive their doctor's visits, hospitalizations, and prescription medication under one plan.
- Medicare Part D plans are for prescription drug coverage to pay for needed medications.
Learn more about Medicare eligibility in Alabama. HealthMarkets representatives are available to help you shop for the right healthcare plan for you and to help you get the most for your money. Call us today at (800) 439-6916.