Medicare comes in four parts: A, B, C, and D. Medicare parts A and B are provided through the government and they are often referred to as “Original Medicare.” Together, they cover some of the basics like hospital stays and doctor visits. Most people need more coverage for things not covered by parts A and B, like prescription drug benefits. Enrollment in Medicare Part A is free when turning 65 and does not require you to change your benefit elections as an NSU employee.
Employees who are covered under an NSU/ICUBA medical insurance plan and become eligible for Medicare Part B can remain covered under an NSU/ICUBA medical insurance plan for as long as they remain employed in a position eligible for medical insurance at NSU.
Most employees will not be penalized for enrolling in Medicare Part B after age 65. For more information, call Medicare at 1-800- MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit their web site at www.medicare.gov and make an appointment with a Medicare Specialist.