If you have questions about your Medicare plan, please see the following resources available at; Senator Sheldon Whitehouse US Senator Rhode Island (external link)RI DEPARTMENT OF ELDERLY AFFAIRS
(external link) or call 462-3000
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (external link)
The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner does not have jurisdiction over Medicare.
MedicareMedicare is the federal health insurance program for almost all Americans age 65 and older and for many adults with permanent disabilities. You are eligible for Medicare if you are a U.S. citizen or have been a permanent legal resident for five continuous years, and:
- You are 65 years or older and eligible to receive Social Security; or
- You are under 65, permanently disabled, and have received Social Security disability insurance payments for at least 2 years; or
- You get continuing dialysis for permanent kidney failure or need a kidney transplant; or
- You have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease).