GETTING STARTED WITH MEDICARE
SIGN UP BY 65!
In most cases, you MUST visit ssa.gov to enroll in Medicare Part B in the period three months before and three months after your 65th birthday (or when your employer or spouse coverage ends) or you will incur a late enrollment penalty for the entire time you are on Medicare!
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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED WITH YOUR MEDICARE ENROLLMENT:
Three months before you turn 65, go to SSA.gov and apply for Part A and B benefits. (Note that you do not need to begin collecting Social Security benefits to enroll in Medicare). You can apply for Parts A and B.
Select either a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan and a separate Part D Drug plan or a Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plan to cover the costs not covered by Medicare alone. You MUST first enroll in Part A & B. Learn more.
Special Case: Employer Insurance
It’s important to note that if you have other coverage through an employer or a spouse’s plan, you aren’t required to enroll at 65. But you will have to enroll in Part B as soon as you are ready to make Medicare your primary insurance (for instance, when your employer or spouse’s plan coverage ends).