If you are eligible for Medicare, Medicare is your healthcare.
Right now there are advertised deadlines such as what you see below, that DO NOT apply if you have Medicare:
“Sunday is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2015. If you miss this deadline, you may not be able to get coverage until 2016. And while you may not get sick in 2015, if you don’t have health insurance, you’ll miss out on preventive care services and pay a hefty fine when you file your federal income tax return next year. The penalty you’ll pay if you do not have coverage is either a percentage of your household income or a flat fee — whichever is higher.This fee increases each year.”
The Obamacare Health Exchange applies to those under age 65 who DON’T have Medicare and their deadlines are different from Medicare.
Don’t be confused.
If you have questions, HICAP is here to help! Call us at 800-434-0222