Can You Use U.S. Medicare in Australia?

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Can You Use Medicare in Australia?

No, U.S. Medicare cannot be used in Australia. Medicare coverage generally stops at the U.S. border. You will need to purchase Senior Travel Medical Insurance.

Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plans

  • Option for International Plan: If you have a Medicare Supplement or a Medicare Advantage plan, you can purchase an International plan for Seniors.
  • Duration: This plan can be purchased for one year with an option to renew for an additional year.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Must have either a Medicare Supplement plan or a Medicare Advantage plan. For Advantage plans, your U.S. address listed with Medicare and Social Security is required.

Alternatives

  • Insurance Plan in Australia: If you don’t have a Medicare Supplement or Advantage plan, consider getting an insurance plan in Australia.

Conclusion

While U.S. Medicare is not applicable in Australia, those with Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plans have the option of purchasing an International plan for Seniors. It’s important to explore these options or consider local insurance in Australia. Contact us today for a free quote.

Shawn Plummer, CRPC

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor

Shawn Plummer is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, insurance agent, and annuity broker with over 14 years of first-hand experience with annuities and insurance. Since beginning his journey in 2009, he has been pivotal in selling and educating about annuities and insurance products. Still, he has also played an instrumental role in training financial advisors for a prestigious Fortune Global 500 insurance company, Allianz. His insights and expertise have made him a sought-after voice in the industry, leading to features in renowned publications such as Time Magazine, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Finance, MSN, SmartAsset, The Simple Dollar, U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Health Magazine, and many more. Shawn’s driving ambition? To simplify retirement planning, he ensures his clients understand their choices and secure the best insurance coverage at unbeatable rates.

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