Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Part A
If you’re a senior citizen who is turning 65, you may be wondering what your options are when it comes to health insurance. One of the options available for seniors over 65 is Medicare Part A. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the basics of Medicare Part A, including what it covers, who qualifies, and how to enroll. Let’s get started!
What is Medicare Part A?
Medicare Part A is one of the four parts that make up Medicare. It provides coverage for hospital visits and inpatient care at hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospices and home health care. This part of Medicare also covers some services related to medical conditions such as laboratory tests and x-rays.
Who Qualifies for Medicare Part A?
Most people who turn 65 qualify for Medicare Part A without having to pay any premiums or costs associated with it. Additionally, those under the age of 65 who have certain disabilities may qualify—as well as those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
How Do I Enroll in Medicare Part A?
Enrolling in Medicare Part A can be done online or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). To enroll online you will need your Social Security number or other identifying information. You can also visit your local Social Security office if you prefer in person assistance with enrollment and eligibility questions.
Medicare Part A is an important option for seniors over 65 who want access to hospital visits and other medical services without paying expensive premiums or copays. If you are turning 65 and are interested in signing up for this part of Medicare, then take advantage of the simple enrollment process outlined above and get covered today! With smart use of resources like this one, staying healthy has never been easier!