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I am currently collecting social security at age 73, but

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I am currently collecting social security at age 73, but also employed. My company has gone to a high deductible HSA Plan. Must I contribute to Medicare Part A, thereby making me ineligible for HSA Savings Plan?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  SSA.Help4u.168 replied 1 year ago.

Based on the information in the document at the following link, since you are already receiving social security, and you are over the age of 65, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A.

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11036.pdf

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You cannot opt out of Medicare Part A without losing your benefits. SEE BELOW:

Retirees cannot disenroll from Medicare Part A without also losing their Social Security benefits and refunding all the money paid to them, a federal judge has ruled.

The judge dismissed a case, Hall v. Sebelius , brought by three retired federal employees who have reached age 65 and are receiving Social Security Retirement benefits, but who would like to drop their Medicare Part A coverage, which pays for care in institutions like hospitals.

REFERENCE SOURCE:

http://www.elderlawanswers.com/you-cant-opt-out-of-medicare-without-losing-social-security-judge-rules-9017

Let me know if you require further assistance with this matter.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. ***** will have to quickly review other options for fealty care to ensure that what Janssen is providing is still my best option. Thank you for your prompt response.
Expert:  SSA.Help4u.168 replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome. Please be so kind as to positively rate my response, as this is how I receive credit for assisting you. Thank you in advance.