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Welcome to Medicare Information Page

Original Medicare

Most people are automatically enrolled in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) once they're eligible, but not everyone is.


You'll be automatically enrolled in Original Medicare if:

You're receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits when you turn 65, or

You're eligible for Medicare because of a disability or medical condition.


You must enroll yourself in Original Medicare if:

You're not receiving Social Security benefits when you become eligible for Medicare. 

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Who is Eligible?

U.S. citizens and qualified legal residents have to be one of the following:

Age 65 or older

Younger than 65 with a qualifying disability

Any age with a diagnosis of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s Disease)


To qualify as a legal resident, you must have lived in the United States for at least 5 years in a row before applying for Medicare.

How do I Enroll? 
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There are three ways to enroll yourself in Medicare if you are not automatically enrolled:

Online at​

Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday, from 7 AM to 7 PM.

In-person at your local Social Security office.

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What Are My Choices after I Enroll?

Once you’re enrolled in Original Medicare Part A and/or Part B, you’ll start to receive coverage from the federal government. At that point, you can also choose additional coverage from private insurance companies.  You could choose a Supplement with a Stand Alone Drug Plan.  You could choose a Healthplan that includes A and B, Drug Coverage, and many more great benefits like Dental, Vision, Hearing, Over the Counter Drugs and much more.

 Most Part Advantage plans are zero premium plans.  

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