You automatically get Part A and Part B after you get one of these:
You don’t need to sign up if you automatically get Part A and Part B. You’ll get your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail 3 months before your 25th month of disability.
When you decide how to get your Medicare coverage, you might choose:
There are specific times when you can sign up for these plans, or make changes to coverage you already have.
Financial assistance programs for people with limited income and assets include:
Extra Help is a program to help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare prescription drug program costs, like premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance. If you get Extra Help but are unsure if you’re paying the right amount, call your drug plan. Your plan may ask you to give information to help them check the level of Extra Help you should get.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that:
In some cases, Medicare Savings Programs may also pay Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments if you meet certain conditions.
Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a Medicare and Medicaid program that helps people meet their healthcare needs in the community instead of going to a nursing home or other care facility. With PACE, you have a team of healthcare professionals working with you and your family to ensure you get the coordinated care you need. Usually, they care for a few people, so they really get to know you. When you enroll in PACE, you may be required to use a PACE-preferred doctor.