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Questions about Medicare Part A?


What Is Medicare Part A?


Medicare Part A is hospital insurance for in-patient services.

Three groups of people are eligible for Medicare Part A:

  • people 65 years and older

  • people under 65 years with certain disabilities

  • and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease.

How Much Does Medicare Part A Cost?


Very few people pay a premium for Medicare Part A—it’s FREE for most people! People who worked 10 years of Medicare-covered employment will not pay a premium. Those with less than 10 years of Medicare-covered employment can still pay a premium to get Part A coverage.


Unsure if you need to sign up? Ask yourself these questions:

  • Did I, or my spouse, work 10 years of Medicare-covered employment?

  • Am I, or my spouse, actively working and covered by an employer plan?

  • Do I want to stop contributing to a Health Savings Account?

Also be aware that if the beneficiary/spouse is eligible for Medicare Part A but not enrolled in Medicare Part A, AND is enrolled in a work plan, the work plan does not have to pay.


What Does Medicare Part A Cover?


Medicare Part A covers stays in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health care, and hospice care. See the chart below for 2021 information.


How Do I Sign Up For Medicare Part A?


One of our local agents can assist you in signing up for Medicare Part A through HealthCare.gov. Our agents are here to help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Call 801-609-8699 or schedule a time to talk to one of our agents below.

Be aware of enrollment deadlines: there may be a penalty for those who delay enrollment.




About Utah Avenue Insurance

Utah Avenue Insurance is your local health insurance experts. Our agents are here to help you with all your health insurance questions. Utah Avenue can help you with marketplace (aka Obamacare) plans, private health insurance and Medicare. If you have questions about how your medical insurance plans work or need help enrolling in a plan, we can help you. As always, our service is free to you.


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