Medicare Eligibility

This chart summarizes general requirements for Medicare eligibility. 

 Part/plan

Eligibility

 Medicare Part A  (hospital  insurance)

  • people 65 or older
  • people under 65 but qualify due to a disability or other condition
  • people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease

 Medicare Part B  (medical  insurance)-optional

  • people 65 or older
  • people under 65 but qualify due to a disability or other condition
  • people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or Lou Gehrig’s disease

 Medicare Part C  (Medicare  Advantage)

  • people entitled to Part A
  • people enrolled in Part B
  • people who live in the service area of the plan
  • people who do not have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but meet one of the few exceptions.

 Medicare Part D  (Medicare Prescription  Drug Coverage)

  • people who are entitled to Part A and/or enrolled in Part B
  • people who are eligible for Part D
  • people who live in the service area of the plan 

 

For additional information, please call 1.800.MEDICARE (TTY users call 1.877.486.2048) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or visit medicare.gov.

 

Material ID# Y0035_MULTIPLAN_2016_0472 (H0562, H3561) CMS Accepted 03082016