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Do you have questions about Medicare eligibility in Iowa? HealthMarkets is here to help Iowans understand Medicare and find a plan that fits their needs.

Who Has Medicare Eligibility in Iowa?

In Iowa, 623,427 residents enrolled in Medicare in 2018. To join them, you must be a U.S. citizen at least 65 years old. 

You may also qualify if you are under 65 and permanently disabled, have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Got Medicare Eligibility in Iowa? Here Are Your Options

If you receive Social Security, you will automatically be enrolled in Original Medicare. The two main parts of Original Medicare are:

  • Part A: This covers care in a hospital, as well as some home healthcare and hospice services.
  • Part B: This covers medical coverage ranging from doctors’ visits to medical equipment and lab work. 

Along with Original Medicare, Iowa residents can enroll in Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs. This is not provided by Medicare but by private insurance companies that are Medicare approved.

Original Medicare beneficiaries can also reduce their out-of-pocket costs with a Medicare Supplement plan that covers deductibles, copays, and more depending on the plan you choose.

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) is another option available to Iowa residents who are eligible for Medicare. This means that a private health insurance company will provide your benefits for Medicare Parts A and B. Coverage may include Part D drug coverage, dental, vision, and hearing to ensure you get everything you need in a single plan.

Get Help With Medicare Eligibility Today

HealthMarkets can help you learn more about your Medicare choices. In fact, more than 88,000 Iowa Medicare beneficiaries who applied for a low-income subsidy (LIS) in 2018 were deemed eligible. Could that include you?

Shop online now to verify your Medicare eligibility in Iowa, decide which plan will be best for your needs, and get help with your enrollment.

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