Medicare and You 2020 #10050
Everything you want to know
Different Parts of Medicare
Understanding your Medicare Choices
Medi Gap vs Medicare Advantage
How to sign up for Parts A & B
Is your test, service, or item covered?
Original Medicare Parts A & B
Medicare Advantage Plans & Part D Rx
Supplement Insurance (Medigap)
Low Income Help LIS
What are the qualifications to get Medicare Part A Hospital at no cost?
To be eligible for premium-free Part A, Hospital – an individual must be entitled to receive Medicare based on their own earnings or those of a spouse, parent, or child.
To receive premium-free Part A, the worker must have a specified number of quarters of coverage (QCs)  and file an application for Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits.
The exact number of QCs (quarters) required is dependent on whether the person is filing for Part A on the basis of age, disability, or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). QCs are earned through payment of payroll taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act Wikipedia (FICA) during the person’s working years.
Most individuals pay the full FICA tax so the QCs they earn can be used to meet the requirements for both monthly Social Security benefits and premium-free Part A. Medicare & You Handbook – and Enrolling in A & B See link in side panel *
Medicare Enrolling in Parts A & B # 11036 28 Pages
Part A (Hospital Insurance)
Part B (Medical Insurance)
Can I get Part B if I don’t have Part A?
How do I know if I have Part A or Part B?
Part C (also known as Medicare Advantage)
Part D (prescription drug coverage)
When can I sign up?
Getting Part A and Part B automatically
Signing up for Part A and Part B
Turning 65 and you or your spouse is still working
Medicare and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
Can I still get Medicare at 65?
I have Health Insurance Marketplace coverage
I have coverage through a health savings account (HSA)
Living outside the U. S.
Video - Deciding to Sign up for Part B Doctor & Out of Hospital