If you’re wondering about Medicare eligibility in New York, look no further than HealthMarkets. We can help you find answers to your Medicare questions.
In New York, approximately 19% of the state’s total population was considered Medicare eligible in 2017, and more than 3.6 million individuals received Medicare benefits in 2018.
Who Has Medicare Eligibility in New York?
- U.S. citizens age 65 or older.
- U.S. citizens under 65 who receive disability benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
- U.S. citizens with ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease or end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Cut the Confusion of Medicare Eligibility in New York
If you’ve established that you have Medicare eligibility in New York, it’s time to review your choices. You can opt for the government’s “Original Medicare” or choose an all-in-one plan from a private insurance company.
There are four parts of Medicare:
- Part A (hospital insurance)
- Part B (medical insurance
- Part C or Medicare Advantage
- Part D (prescription drug coverage)
- Medicare Parts A and B are Original Medicare. With this option, you can add to your coverage with a separate Part D drug plan and Medicare Supplement plan purchased from an insurance company.
Over 1.4 million New Yorkers are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, which means they purchase all their benefits via a private insurance company. Medicare Advantage bundles Parts A & B as a single plan and often includes additional coverage such as prescription drugs, dental, and/or vision.
Approximately 47% out of more than 2,766,257 Medicare Part D enrollees were eligible for Extra Help with their prescription drug costs in 2018.
Learn more about Medicare eligibility in New York and discover your plan choices by shopping online with HealthMarkets now.
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