You can be eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid at the same time. That is called dual eligibility.
Medicare is health insurance for people over the age of 65 and some younger people with disabilities or health conditions.
Medicaid is health insurance for people with low income.
You can become eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid in a few ways.
You must enroll in both Medicare and Medicaid to get the benefits available to you as a dually eligible individual. Almost all of your health care costs will be covered if you are dually eligible.
You have the option of enrolling in Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan.
Original Medicare includes Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance).
A Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (also called a D-SNP) bundles Part A and Part B together. Most Medicare Advantage plans also include prescription drug coverage and other health care benefits like hearing, vision and dental. They even provide extra benefits such as over-the-counter drug benefits and transportation assistance.
The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System recommends that dually eligible individuals align their health care coverage to get the best care.
Enrolling in the same health plan for Medicare coverage and Medicaid coverage is called alignment. When your health care coverage is aligned, your health plan can work better to provide the care that you need.
Contact Banner Medicare so we can answer any questions you may have and even help you enroll.
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