You can apply online for Medicare even if you are not ready to retire. Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required.
How far in advance to sign up for Medicare?
You can enroll in Medicare as early as three months before the month you turn 65 and up to three months after the month you turn 65. It’s best to sign up before your 65th birthday so that you can start receiving benefits as soon as possible. If you’re just signing up for Medicare and not Social Security,…
How early should you sign up for Medicare?
When to sign up. You can sign up for Medicare beginning three months before you turn 65, and coverage can start as soon as the first day of your birthday month. The initial enrollment period lasts until three months after your 65th birthday.
Where do you go to sign up for Medicare?
How to sign up for Medicare. If you have to sign up for Medicare – whether it’s just Part B, or Part A, or both – there are a few ways you can do it. Sign up online by filling out a form on the Social Security website. Visit a Social Security office in person. Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.
What do you need to know to sign up for Medicare?
Signing up for Medicare is a fairly simple process. It can be completed online through the social security’s website. The common information needed would be your general information (name, date of birth, social security number, etc.).
How soon should I sign up for Medicare?
For example, if you’re eligible for Medicare when you turn 65, you can sign up during the 7-month period that:
- Begins 3 months before the month you turn 65.
- Includes the month you turn 65.
- Ends 3 months after the month you turn 65.
When do you sign up for Medicare Part B?
If you sign up for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) during the first 3 months of your Initial Enrollment Period, your coverage starts the first day of the month you turn 65.
How long does it take to get Medicare after I sign up?
Even if you signed up during the final months of your IEP, your coverage would still be delayed by two or three months. But, to continue this example, if you retired on Sept. 1, under the rules of the SEP, you could enroll in August and receive Medicare starting Sept. 1 with no loss of coverage.
Can you sign up for Medicare if you don’t have Social Security?
If you’re over 65 (or turning 65 in the next 3 months) and not already getting benefits from Social Security, you need to sign up to get Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). You won’t get Medicare automatically. Sign up for Medicare online or contact Social Security.