What if I can’t buy or enroll in Medicare Part A or B?
I missed a deadline or haven’t lived in the USA long enough
Bridge Plan – While waiting for Medicare Coverage
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When, Why and How should you sign up for Part B – Dr Visits
Medicare and You 2020 #10050
Everything you want to know
Read along, while watching the video's below
Different Parts of Medicare
Understanding your Medicare Choices
Medi Gap vs Medicare Advantage
Medicare & You
Online vs the pdf booklet
There are 3 conditions for which the Bridge Plan is used as a temporary substitute:
Medicare Restriction #1: Medicare will accept people who have been a permanent resident of the United States for at least five years. This does not require citizenship or any payment into Social Security prior to eligibility. The only requirement is that they must pay a premium to have both Part A and Part B.
Petersen’s Solution #1: The Bridge Plan is available to persons who have become permanent residents of the United States and who are within the five year waiting period for Medicare eligibility.
Medicare Restriction #2: Some people may be eligible for Medicare due to age and qualifications, but have failed to enroll. Enrollment is not automatic. Social Security does not remind people to enroll. If they miss their enrollment period they must wait to enroll at a later date. This may be as much as 18 months later!
Petersen’s Solution #2: The Bridge Plan will cover them with benefits similar to Medicare on a temporary basis until the next enrollment opportunity.
Medicare Restriction #3: Some people, for various reasons, have only Part A or Part B. They may be able to get the additional part through Medicare, but at a later date.
Petersen’s Solution #3: The Bridge Plan may be sold with both Part A and Part B, just Part A, or just Part B.
With this plan senior citizen clients will be reassured by the fact that they can go to any doctor and any hospital. This temporary plan comes in two parts.
One covers hospitalization, hospice, nursing, and home health care;
the other covers the costs of physicians and surgeons, ambulances and other medical needs.
senior citizen clients can choose to be covered by either option or both!
With PIU’s Bridge Major Medical Insurance Plan, senior clients will be safe from financial ruin should anything happen to them while they wait to be accepted into the US Medicare system.
New Rule Attestation Required in light of SB 910 Short Term Plans not allowed in CA.
- You are not eligible for Medicare or an ACA plan
- the insured is unable to secure short-term medical coverage.
New Benefit – Complications Due to Hypertension Benefit
Health complications resulting from Medically-Controlled Hypertension will not be considered a Pre-existing Condition. Piu.org
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Related Pages in How to sign up for Medicare? Section
Medicare Enrolling in Parts A & B # 11036
Deciding to Sign up for Part B Doctor & Out of Hospital
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.