Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and certain younger people with disabilities. It also covers people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
Nevada Health Link won't affect your Medicare choices or benefits. No matter how you get Medicare, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), you won't have to make any changes.
If you have only Medicare Part B
- If you have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), you're considered covered under the health care law and don't need a Nevada Health Link plan.
- But having only Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) doesn't meet this requirement. If you have only Medicare Part B, you aren't considered to have qualifying health coverage.
Expanded Medicare benefits for preventive care, drug coverage
- Medicare benefits have expanded under the health care law – things like free preventive benefits, cancer screenings, and an annual wellness visit.
- You can also save money if you're in the prescription drug donut hole with discounts on brand-name prescription drugs.
To learn about or sign up for Medicare, visit Medicare.gov.