Donna got her Medicare card in January, and it said her coverage would begin on April 1st, 2012. She enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, saw her doctors, and had her prescriptions filled under Part D. On July 5th, she received a letter from her Advantage plan saying Medicare informed them that Donna does not have Medicare coverage. What???
Donna got Social Security Disability back in March of 2010 and had to wait two years to get Medicare. That’s the rule. A person gets Medicare the 25th month after their Social Security Disability payments begin. Fortunately for Donna, she and her husband had health insurance, and they continued it until Donna got Medicare. As of April 1st, Donna dropped her health insurance and moved over to Medicare.
After getting the shocking letter from her Advantage plan, Donna called Medicare to ask what the heck was going on. She was told something along the lines of, “Oops, we made a mistake”.
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