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Medicare eligibility in Montana is a topic that is widely being discussed among state residents seeking a healthcare coverage solution. Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), went into effect early in 2014, the majority of U.S. residents are required to have health insurance. But what if you can’t afford it?

HealthMarkets' network of qualified, licensed representatives can help you determine whether you have Medicare eligibility. Montana residents with Medicare eligibility number more than 159,000, which is approximately 16 percent of the state’s population.

Over 26,000 of those individuals are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, meaning that they receive their Medicare benefits through a third-party provider. After HealthMarkets Insurance Agency has determined whether you’re Medicare eligible, our representatives can help you shop for a Medicare Advantage plan that meets your medical needs and also works with your budget.

Meeting Medicare Eligibility Montana Requirements

One of the ways to qualify for Medicare is to be 65 years of age or older, or by have a qualifying disability or chronic illness. For those who don’t meet the requirements for Medicare eligibility in Montana, Montana’s Medicaid program, called PASSPORT to Health, is available to those who are eligible. PASSPORT to Health is a state-funded program that assists lower income individuals pay for their healthcare coverage. Medicare consists of four parts:

  • Hospital insurance, which covers hospitalizations (Part A)
  • Medical insurance, which covers doctor’s visits or appointments with specialists (Part B)
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C), which provides benefits through a private provider
  • Prescription drug coverage, which helps pay for required medications (Part D)

More than 161,000 individuals receive Medicare Part D in the state of Montana. To find out whether you meet all the requirements needed for Medicare eligibility, Montana representatives with HealthMarkets are standing by to help today.

Source(s): http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/statebystate.html

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