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Medicare eligibility FAQ

Do I automatically get Medicare when I turn 65?

Yes and no. While enrollment in Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) is automatic for most people when they turn 65, enrollment in Part B (medical insurance) requires you to take action. If you are already receiving Social Security benefits when you […]

By |March 21st, 2024|Categories: All|

Social Security and Medicare Eligibility

Can you collect Social Security without Medicare?

Yes, it is possible to collect Social Security benefits without enrolling in Medicare. You can start collecting Social Security benefits as early as age 62, but the amount you receive will be reduced compared to what you would receive if you waited until your full […]

By |March 14th, 2024|Categories: All|

What are the enrollment periods for Medicare?

Most people get Medicare Part A and Part B when first eligible (usually when turning 65). Generally, there are risks to signing up later, like a gap in your coverage or having to pay a penalty. However, in some cases, it might make sense to sign up later.

Initial Enrollment Period, or […]

By |February 21st, 2024|Categories: All|

Is Medicare free after age 65?

Medicare Part A, which covers hospital insurance, is typically premium-free for most people at age 65 if they or their spouse have worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years. However, Medicare Part B, which covers medical insurance, does have a monthly premium. Additional coverage options, like Part D […]

By |February 15th, 2024|Categories: All|

Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PAAD)

New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) program is a state-funded program that helps eligible older adults and individuals with disabilities save money on their prescription drug costs.

The PAAD co-payment will be $5 for each PAAD covered generic drug prescription and $7 for each […]

By |December 20th, 2023|Categories: All|
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