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For people who struggle to pay for health insurance, Medicare can be a huge help. Many people seeking health care may be wondering about what determines Medicare eligibility in South Carolina, and whether they can qualify. So how do you know if you’re Medicare eligible? Medicare eligibility can be difficult to comprehend, but our licensed agents are experienced in breaking it down into simple, understandable terms.


 Medicare is divided up into four parts, which includes:

  • Hospital insurance (Part A)
  • Medical insurance (Part B)
  • Medicare Advantage (Part C)
  • Prescription drug coverage (Part D)

Who is Eligible for Medicare?

  • Most people who are over the age of 65 are eligible for Medicare
  • However, other factors can determine Medicare eligibility in South Carolina. Having a permanent disability such as blindness or a chronic illness such as renal failure can make you eligible for Medicare.

Understanding Medicare Eligibility in South Carolina

In the U.S. there are over 44 million people who are enrolled in Medicare. HealthMarkets agents are well versed in Medicare and helping folks understand their options. Medicare facts in SC:

  • More than 714,000 people receive Medicare benefits in the state of South Carolina alone – that means approximately 16% of the state’s population is eligible for Medicare.
  • Over 89,000 individuals are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan
  • 715,000 people receive Medicare Part D to help cover the cost of their prescription drugs.

HealthMarkets can assist you in finding out whether or not you are eligible for Medicare. Our network of over 3,000 licensed agents can also answer any questions that may arise as you shop the health insurance marketplace. HealthMarkets’ experienced and knowledgeable agents are also able to help you pick out the perfect plan that meets your specific financial and medical needs, and they will assist you in enrolling in a plan once you have narrowed down your choices to the perfect policy. Medicare enrollment begins October 15th, don’t fight the crowds and give HealthMarkets a call to talk about your Medicare options.


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