As of 2015, a person who is over 65 and not yet enrolled in Medicare Part A or Part B is allowed to sign up during the General Enrollment Period between January 1 and March 31, according to Medicare.gov. People who exper... More »

As of 2015, the eligible age for Medicare is 65. However, people can qualify for Medicare at a younger age if they have been entitled to Social Security benefits for at least two years or if they have renal disease, acco... More »

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According to the Social Security Administration, Medicare coverage is mandatory at age 65 only for employees of state and local governments who were hired or rehired after March 31, 1986. Exclusions do apply under Sectio... More »

There is an online portal on the government's Medicare website which allows people to apply for Medicare and Medicare Part A and Part B over the Internet. This is a feature designed to encourage engagement by senior citi... More »

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The 2013 Medicare Part B monthly premium was $104.90, while the 2013 Medicare Part A monthly premium was $441. Anyone who paid Medicare payroll taxes for at least 40 quarters or who was married to someone who paid them i... More »

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While the standard Medicare plan may cover prescriptions given to patients as part of outpatient services, the basic Part A and Part B plans do not cover prescriptions at all. Medicare Part D coverage is an optional pres... More »

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Senior citizens with Medicare benefits have two options to reduce some of the costs that Medicare Part A and Part B plans do not cover. They can either purchase a Medicare Supplement Policy, from a private insurer, also ... More »

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