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Do you want to learn more about Medicare eligibility in Maryland? More than 1 million residents, or approximately 17% of the state’s population, received Medicare in 2018.

Do You Have Medicare Eligibility in Maryland?

You’re eligible for Medicare in Maryland if you are a U.S. citizen age 65 or older. 

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

Maryland Medicare Eligibility Basics

Once you have Medicare eligibility in Maryland, it’s time to weigh your options. Medicare is divided into four parts:

  1. Hospitalization insurance (Part A)
  2. Medical insurance (Part B)
  3. Medicare Advantage (Part C)
  4. Prescription drug coverage (Part D)

Medicare Parts A and B are called “Original Medicare.” You can add to your Original Medicare coverage with a Part D drug coverage plan and a Medicare Supplement plan, which covers out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles and copays.

Medicare Advantage plans, offered by private insurance companies, roll Medicare Part A and Part B into one plan. More than 118,000 Maryland residents were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in 2018.

There are several benefits for enrollees who opt for a Medicare Advantage plan. For example, many plans include Part D drug coverage. Many Maryland Medicare Advantage plans also include vision, dental, and hearing aid coverage. 

HealthMarkets Makes Choosing Medicare in Maryland Easy

Don’t get confused by your Medicare options. HealthMarkets is here to guide you through the process. We can answer questions, assess your Medicare eligibility needs, help you find a plan to match, and get you enrolled—all at no charge to you.

Did you know that more than 56% of Maryland residents who applied for Extra Help with their prescription drugs in 2018 were eligible?

Learn more about your Medicare eligibility in Maryland, compare plans, and enroll online now.


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References:
https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/total-medicare-beneficiaries/ | https://www.kff.org/medicare/state-indicator/medicare-beneficiaries-as-of-total-pop/ | https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/medicare-advantage-2017-spotlight-enrollment-market-update/

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