Do You Automatically Get Medicare Part A?

Medicare Part A is a coverage that helps the covered in a situation that requires the covered individual to go to the hospital.  This is one of the more popular coverage choices for those that are enrolling in Medicare and paying for the premiums themselves.  However, did you know that it is possible that you automatically qualify for Medicare Part A without having to enroll? 

Here are the individuals that qualify for automatic enrollment into Medicare Part A:

  1. If you get Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board benefits then you automatically qualify for Medicare Part A the first day after you turn 65.  Those who are disabled and get Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits will get some or all benefits on the 25th month of the disability.
  2. If you have ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease), you automatically get Part A the month your disability benefits begin. 

Those who do not qualify in the above categories do not automatically qualify for Medicare Part A but there is still hope for getting the coverage.  All you have to do to get Medicare Part A is sign up for the coverage, you may still even qualify to get the coverage premium free.

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