When am I eligible for Medicare?

Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years or older and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. If you are not yet 65, you may qualify for coverage if you have a disability or you have End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant).

You can get Part A at age 65 without having to pay premiums if:

  • You already get retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
  • You are eligible to get Social Security or Railroad benefits but haven’t yet filed for them.
  • You or your spouse had Medicare-covered government employment.
  • If you are under 65, you can get Part A without having to pay premiums if you have: Received Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board disability benefits for 24 months, have End-Stage Renal Disease and meet certain requirements.

 

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Samaritan's Medicare Advantage plans are available in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, Oregon.
Visit us Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 815 NW Ninth Street, Corvallis, Oregon. Click here for a map.

Samaritan Advantage Health Plan HMO is a coordinated care plan with a Medicare Advantage Contract and a contract with the Oregon Medicaid program. Enrollment in Samaritan Advantage Health Plan HMO depends upon contract renewal. Individuals must have both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll. Members may enroll in the Conventional, Premier, and Premier Plus plans only during specific times of the year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premiums. The Part B premium is covered for full-dual members. You must receive all routine care from plan providers. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium, and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information, contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments, and restrictions may apply. Other providers are available in our network.

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Last modified: Oct. 1, 2014
H3811_MA4001_2014A CMS Approved 10/1/2014