American Samoa Medicare is health insurance program which covers mostly your health care costs run by Federal government.
Original Medicare is the first Medicare you get when you get Medicare services.
It provides you Part A (Hospital insurance) and Part B (Medical insurance) coverage.
You can buy Medigap policy to fill the gaps in Original Medicare.
You can join Medicare Prescription Coverage to cover the cost of prescription drugs.
Original Medicare compensates the payment for visit to any hospital, clinic or health care provider accepting Medicare services. The approved share is paid by Medicare and the remaining cost has to be bared by the person.
Medicare Part A (Hospital insurance) is premium free, but you have to pay monthly premium for Medicare Part B (Medical insurance).
You pay for Copayments, coinsurance and deductibles which may apply on each of the above services.
If you are covered by Medicare Advantage Plan like a HMO or PPO or Medicare supplement insurance plan (Medigap policy), the cost may differ.
Initial Enrollment Period
Initial enrollment period is the seven month period in which you are eligible to enroll in Medicare Part B (Medical insurance).
If you enroll late, your coverage start date of Medicare Part B will be delayed.
The initial enrollment period starts from three months before you turn 65, the month in which you attain 65 and end with three months after you complete 65.
Samoa Medicare does not cover the following