Steps towards Enrolling into Medicare
Many people are confused about the steps to take towards getting Medicare when they become medicare eligible. You are either eligible due to a disability or due to age.
Most people will age into Medicare and will automatically be enrolled in both parts of Medicare. Medicare hospital benefit called Part A and the outpatient doctor benefit called Part B. You will have an effective date the first of the month of your birthday month, however, if your birthday is on the 1st of the month then you will become effective the 1st of the prior month.
If you are near Medicare eligibility due to age and have not received any information then maybe it’s time to to contact Social Security Administration but before you do first consider these things.
Things to consider before enrolling in Medicare part B outpatient coverage.
1. Are you or a spouse or legal partner continuing to work for a company that offers you group insurance and does the company have 20 or more employees ? If so then you may want to hold off on getting part B Medicare until you are ready to leave the company group insurance plan.
2. If you or a spouse or legal partner are on a group plan that has less than 20 employees then you may want to enroll in part B Medicare as soon as you are eligible.