What is Part A?

Medicare Part A is one of two parts that make up Original Medicare. 

Part A provides hospital insurance, and helps cover the cost of: 

  • Inpatient hospital care
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Hospice care
  • And some home health care services

A Closer Look at Part A

More About Part A

When Turning 65

You can enroll in Part A during your Initial Enrollment Period. This is the 7 months that surround your 65th birth month.  Learn more about IEP here. 

How To Enroll

There are four ways you can enroll in Medicare Part A when turning 65.  Learn more about this and the exact steps on how to enroll here.

Make Sure You Enroll On Time!

If you don’t qualify for premium-free Part A and have to pay for your Part A coverage, it is important to enroll when first eligible or you could be charged a late-enrollment penalty.

  • Your monthly premium may go up 10%.
  • You’ll have to pay the penalty for twice the number of years you were eligible to enroll, but didn’t.
You would be responsible for paying this as long as you carried Medicare Part A coverage.  Read more about Part A late enrollment penalties here.

Learn More About Medicare Part A

Still have questions about Medicare Part A? We can help you determine what you need to do to make sure you’re enrolled and clarify what coverage Part A offers.  Contact us now to learn more.

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