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If you’re unsure about your Medicare eligibility in Maine, you’re not alone. Fortunately, HealthMarkets can help you learn about what’s available and what qualifications you must meet. 

Understanding the Medicare system can be tough, but we’re here to assist you through the entire process. Not only do we have Medicare information available in our Resource Center, but we can also assist with shopping for and comparing available plans by using our innovative FitScore®

Once you’re eligible for Medicare in Maine, we can help you apply for a Maine plan that meets your individual needs and your budget. 

Your Medicare Eligibility in Maine

You may be eligible for Medicare in Maine if you’re a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident who has lived in the U.S. for more than five years 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.

Once you have Maine Medicare eligibility, it’s time to review your options.

Medicare Eligible in Maine? Know Your Options 

HealthMarkets can help you understand each plan and the different components. Here are the basics:

Medicare Part A is hospitalization insurance. Medicare Part B is medical insurance and covers things like doctor visits, outpatient care, preventive services, and medical supplies.2,3

Together, Parts A & B make up “Original Medicare.” For additional benefits, you can add a prescription drug plan (Medicare Part D) and/or a Medicare Supplement plan, which can help pay for out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles and copays.

Medicare Part C, or Medicare Advantage, allows you to purchase Parts A & B through a private insurance company in a single bundled plan. There are a variety of plans to choose from, many with drug, dental, vision, and hearing coverage included.4

What’s the Best Maine Medicare Plan for You?

The Medicare plan that is right for you depends on a variety of factors. The innovative HealthMarkets FitScore® can help you review your options. We can provide comparisons for plans from recognized insurance companies, at no cost to you.

More than 345,000 eligible Maine residents received Medicare in 2020. Out of that number, over 210,000 were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.5

Start comparing plans with HealthMarkets today.


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References:
1. CMS. 2020. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Eligibility-and-Enrollment/OrigMedicarePartABEligEnrol | 2. Medicare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/how-do-i-get-parts-a-b Accessed on March 3, 2021. | 3. Medicare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/how-do-i-get-parts-a-b/should-i-get-parts-a-b# Accessed on March 3, 2021. | 4. Medicare.gov. Retrieved from https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/12026-Understanding-Medicare-Advantage-Plans.pdf Accessed on March 2, 2021. | 5. KFF. 2020. 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.


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