Palmetto Government Benefits Administration
P.O. Box 10066, Augusta, GA, 30999
Distance: 744 Miles
Medicare is a federally funded national health insurance program for people age 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with permanent kidney failure.
Medicare Part B is considered medical insurance. Railroad Medicare processes and pays your Medicare Part B claims. The money comes from the Medicare Trust Fund, administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Railroad Medicare provides Medicare Part B coverage.
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Former employees of a railroad or their dependents age 65 and older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with permanent kidney failure
|Toll Free - Beneficiary Contact Center||(800) 833-4455|
|Toll Free - IVR||(877) 288-7600|
|Toll Free - Railroad Medicare Provider Contact||(888) 355-9165|
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A federally funded health insurance program administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for people age 65 and older; for individuals with disabilities younger than age 65 who have received or been determined eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for at least 24 consecutive months; and for insured workers and their dependents who have end stage renal disease and need dialysis or a kidney transplant. As with ESRD, the 24-month waiting period is waived for disability beneficiaries diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease). Premiums, deductibles and co-payments or out-of-pocket costs apply to Medicare coverage for most people. Special programs that assist with paying some or all of these costs are available for low income individuals who qualify. Medicare has four parts, but not every Medicare beneficiary has every part. Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care and home health care that meets the program eligibility criteria. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers services from doctors and other health care providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment, preventive services and more. Together, Medicare Part A and Part B are called Original Medicare. Medicare Part C enables private insurance companies to offer Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans under contract with CMS that provide all Part A and Part B benefits to plan enrollees. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. Some plans offer extra benefits and services that aren't covered by Original Medicare, sometimes for an extra cost; and most (but not all) include Medicare prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage) is an optional benefit that helps beneficiaries cover the cost of prescription drugs. The plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies approved by Medicare and add prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-3000Health Conditions Definition
Acute or chronic illnesses, injuries or other pathological conditions which affect the individual's physical well-being.
YO-8500.7000Rail Transportation Personnel Definition
Individuals who work for railroads that deliver freight and travelers to destinations throughout the country; or for subways and light-rail systems that transport passengers within metropolitan areas. Included are locomotive engineers who operate large trains carrying cargo and passengers between stations; rail yard engineers, dinkey operators and hostlers who drive switching or small dinkey engines within railroad yards, industrial plants, mines and quarries or construction projects; railroad conductors who coordinate the activities of freight and passenger train crews; yardmasters who coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations; railroad brake, signal and switch operators who perform a variety of activities such as operating track switches to route cars to different sections of the yard, signaling engineers, setting warning signals, or inspecting couplings, air hoses and handbrakes; subway operators who control trains that transport passengers throughout a city and its suburbs; and streetcar operators who drive electric-powered streetcars, trolleys or light-rail vehicles that are similar to streetcars that transport passengers in metropolitan areas.