Medicare Fall Open Enrollment 2020
This year has taught all Americans the true importance of healthcare and being an advocate for your health. As the world and nation have responded to a health crisis the fall out has been devastating. More and more people are losing their jobs, moving states, changing their priorities and in need of excellent healthcare more than ever before. So as Medicare open enrollment approaches, make sure that you are actively evaluating your options.
Who exactly qualifies for medicare?
If you are over the age of 65 or if you have a disability or disease that qualifies you for this specific coverage, like kidney failure. Medicare is used to provide essential healthcare coverage for people that are unable to get access to healthcare otherwise. Medicare is currently the leading insurance provider for senior citizens in the United States, and open enrollment for medicare is one of the most important times for those in need. Medicare is a federally funded program that assists people in the United States who cannot afford or have access to proper healthcare. The elderly in the United States make up 15% of the population, and it is increasing every year.
How does medicare work?
Medicare is one of the most important healthcare programs in our country. Having the ability to enroll in medicare gives nearly 44 million people a year the option to have access to proper healthcare. As we age our health naturally declines and causes us to reevaluate our priorities and focus on our healthcare. The medicare system allows adults over the age of 65 or those with terminal illness to qualify for coverage that they have been contributing to through taxes over the years. The importance of this system and open enrollment becomes more evident as we age and are able to obtain the benefits. There are several methods to receiving the care you need, we will discuss that in the next article. So take a look at Medicare parts A-D and see what method and medicare plan best fits your need, because healthcare is not one size fits all.
During this time, it is important to evaluate your current coverage or lack thereof and think about your future. If you are enrolling in medicare for the first time and turning 65 in over 3 months make sure that you prepare yourself. One of the first steps is to apply online with social security. Once you have apple medicare with issue you detailed instructions with important dates and information to help you make informed decisions for your future.