People with Disabilities

I have end-stage renal disease and Medicare. How long does my Medicare coverage last?

Enrollment in Parts A and B for people with end-stage renal disease generally ends 3 years after they receive a successful organ transplant. Starting in 2023, you will be able to remain enrolled in Part B beyond this 3-year time period if you do not have any other health insurance coverage, for the purpose of covering your immunosuppressive drugs. The premium for this extended Part B coverage will be less than the standard Part B premium (which is set at $148.50 in 2021). Additionally, under this extended Part B coverage, your Part B premium will not be subject to income-related monthly adjustments if you make above a certain amount nor will you be required to pay late enrollment penalties.

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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