Age Differences in Your Family


Medicare is not offered as a family or dependent benefit. This means that all people who have Medicare must qualify on an individual basis. For example, a person under age 65 does not automatically receive Medicare because their spouse is 65 or older and enrolled in the Medicare program. If you or your spouse are not yet eligible for one of ACERA’s Medicare plans, you are still eligible to enroll in one of ACERA non-Medicare health plans.