Recipients typically do not pay a monthly premium for Medicare Part A coverage. If you or your spouse earned enough credits to qualify to receive Medicare Part A benefits by paying Medicare taxes while working, then you have no Medicare Part A premium. This is sometimes called “premium-free Medicare Part A.”
If you have to buy Medicare Part A, you’ll pay up to $422 each month (2018).
You Receive Premium-Free Medicare Part A at 65 Years of Age if:
- You already get retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
- You’re eligible to get Social Security or Railroad benefits but haven’t filed for them yet.
- You or your spouse had Medicare-covered government employment.
You Can Receive Premium-Free Part A If You’re Under Age 65 if:
- You received Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for 24 months.
- You have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and meet certain requirements.
In most cases, if you choose to buy Part A, you must also have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) and pay monthly premiums for both.
For more information on how Florida Medicare Supplement Insurance can help with your health insurance needs call Neil Primack (561) 935-3907 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.