Medicare in Mississippi

Medicare beneficiaries in Mississippi have a number of options when it comes to how they can receive their coverage. You can get your Medicare benefits in two ways: through Original Medicare or through a private Medicare Advantage plan.

Original Medicare for Mississippi beneficiaries

Original Medicare is the federally-run program that provides health coverage for seniors and individuals with certain disabilities. The program covers hospital insurance (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B). Medicare Part A coverage includes inpatient hospital care, skilled nursing facility care, limited home health care, and hospice care. Medicare Part B coverage includes outpatient services, such as doctor visits, preventive screenings, and durable medical equipment.

Original Medicare coverage doesn't include everything. It doesn't cover prescription drugs, acupuncture, cosmetic surgery, or routine vision and dental care.

If you live in Mississippi and are eligible for Medicare, your costs and benefits in Original Medicare will be the same regardless of which state you live in. You can visit any provider that accepts Medicare.

Generally, most people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65. However, some beneficiaries can enroll before 65 if they have a qualifying disability or illness, such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease). If you have worked at least 10 years, you will automatically get Part A for free, but Part B comes with a monthly premium for most people.

To apply for Medicare:

You can enroll in Part A and Part B during the following enrollment periods:

Medicare private insurance in Mississippi

Mississippi residents who wish to get their Medicare coverage through a private insurance company have many options available. The specific plans offered will depend on the county and zip code you reside in.

You can sign up for any of these plans during your IEP, described above.

Mississippi resources for Medicare beneficiaries

For more information on Medicare and Mississippi health services, please refer to the following resources:

Learn more about how Medicare plans work in Mississippi, including:

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

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