Medicare is a federally sponsored health insurance program, serving people 65 and older and people under the age of 65 with a qualifying disability or illness. Most people qualify for Medicare when they reach 65 years of age. People under the age of 65 may qualify for Medicare if they have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or have been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for 24 months.
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident, having lived in the US for at least 5 years to be eligible for Medicare. Additionally, you or your spouse must have worked at a job that contributed to Medicare by way of Social Security deductions for at least 10 years.
If you’re unsure about your eligibility for Medicare plans in Arizona or will be turning 65 in the coming months, we can help. Speak with a licensed insurance agent by giving us a call at the number above.