While Medicare may offer many great choices for your health insurance needs, it can be difficult to navigate. In Nevada, more than 519,000 individuals received Medicare benefits in 2018.
You may wonder who has Medicare eligibility in Nevada and what the program includes. HealthMarkets gives you the basics below.
Do You Have Medicare Eligibility in Nevada?
If you are a U.S. citizen age 65 or older, you are eligible for Medicare in Nevada.
Others with Medicare eligibility in Nevada are residents who are under 65 and receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits and those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Plans for Those With Medicare Eligibility in Nevada
If you will be eligible for Medicare in Nevada soon, or are currently eligible, it’s time to understand your choices.
Medicare is broken down into four parts:
- Hospital insurance (Part A)
- Medical insurance (Part B)
- Medicare Advantage (Part C)
- Prescription drug coverage (Part D)
Medicare Parts A and B (known as “Original Medicare”) are provided by the U.S. government. If you choose this option, you can add to your coverage with a Part D drug plan and a Medicare Supplement plan that covers out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles and copays.
Nearly 180,000 Nevadans enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan in 2018, meaning that they purchased their Medicare benefits via a private insurance provider. Medicare Advantage bundles Part A and Part B coverage into a single plan, which often includes prescription drug coverage, vision, and/or dental coverage.
Additionally, more than 57% of Nevadans who applied for Extra Help with prescription drug savings in 2019 were approved.
HealthMarkets can help you determine your Medicare eligibility in Nevada, select the right plan for your needs, and enroll in a plan.
Shop and compare Medicare plans online with HealthMarkets today.
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