Medicare in West Virginia

Medicare beneficiaries in West Virginia may have several Medicare coverage options. Find out about Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, and private Medicare coverage available from insurance companies in West Virginia.

Original Medicare for West Virginia beneficiaries

Original Medicare refers to Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). Medicare Part A includes inpatient services in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, limited home health services in certain situations, and hospice care. Medicare Part B covers services and items including doctor visits, diabetic supplies, flu shots and other preventive services, and other medically necessary services and items.

In West Virginia, as in every state, to be eligible for Medicare, you must be at least 65 years old or have a qualifying disability. Most Americans are automatically enrolled in Medicare when they turn 65 or collect disability benefits, but if you don't qualify for automatic enrollment, you can sign up using the information below. To avoid late enrollment penalties, you generally need to sign up during your Initial Enrollment Period (a seven-month period starting three months before your 65th birthday month, including your birthday month, and ending three months after your birthday).

To apply for Medicare Part A and Part B, you can contact Social Security:

If you get Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits, call the RRB to apply for Medicare. Dial 1-877-772-5772 (TTY users, call 1-312-751-4701) Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 3:30PM.

Original Medicare doesn't include prescription drug coverage (except for medications administered when you're a hospital inpatient or outpatient). Original Medicare comes with certain costs, such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles, depending on the service or item you receive. Private Medicare insurance, described below, can provide this coverage.

Medicare private insurance in West Virginia

In West Virginia, just as in all states, you may have a choice of various Medicare insurance options beyond Original Medicare. Here's a summary of the Medicare plan options; availability can vary depending on your zip code. All of these types of Medicare insurance are sold by private companies that contract with Medicare.

West Virginia resources for Medicare beneficiaries

As a West Virginia resident, you might find these additional resources helpful.

Did you realize how many Medicare coverage options may be available in West Virginia? You can get any questions answered by doing any of these:

Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

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