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How do I sign up for Medicare?

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The easiest way to enroll in Medicare is via the Social Security website, Just go here for instructions.

If you’re already getting Social Security benefits,

You will receive information a few months before your 65th birthday month that you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A & B.  If you have other coverage or do not wish to pay for Part B, you can let them know and they will disenroll you.

For everyone else

When you first become eligible for Medicare Part A, you have a seven-month period (your initial enrollment period) in which to sign up for Part B. If you’re eligible at age 65, your initial enrollment period begins three months before your 65th birthday, includes the month you turn age 65, and ends three months after that birthday.

Go to Social Security during your initial enrollment period to sign up. You can sign up for Medicare even if you don’t plan on retiring or are delaying Social Security benefits. You can do this in person via an appointment or online.

How do I know I’m enrolled in Medicare?

You will receive a red, white, and blue Medicare card showing you whether you have Part A, B, or both. This will have your Medicare number and dates of enrollment.

When does my enrollment in Part B become effective?

Your coverage will start on the 1st of the month of your 65th birthday. So if your birthday falls on Jan 30, your coverage would be effective on Jan 1. If you enroll after your first eligible month, it will generally start at the beginning of the following month.

Have any questions?
Just get in touch with one of our Heroes that would be happy to help you! We are unbiased independent brokers contracted with all of the major health insurance companies. We are 100% free to you and the prices are the same as if you went directly to the health insurance companies, but with us as your Medicare concierge, we can continue to guide you in your journey.

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