Enroll in Medicare at Age 65

When do I enroll in Medicare? How do I sign up for Medicare? At what age can I begin Medicare benefits?

These are all things Georgia citizens that will turn age 65 need to know. ga medicare doctors 300x193 Enroll in Medicare at Age 65

Enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B

Most people will automatically enroll in Medicare Part A on their 65th birthday. If you want to enroll in Medicare Part B you will have to elect that coverage by signing up online or calling Medicare.

You can sign up at the SSA/Medicare site, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.

When you enroll in Medicare Part B only cover a portion of your doctor and outpatient expenses will be paid by Medicare. Medicare Part B has an annual deductible you must satisfy, and then you pay 20% of expenses approved by Medicare but not paid by Medicare.

For some, this can amount to a lot of out of pocket expenses.

Buy a Medigap Plan

To offset your Medicare Part A and Part B expenses, most folks in Georgia will purchase a Medigap plan.

The popular Medigap plan F is what most people are sold and never told about lower premium options that deliver better value. Probably 90% of my clients purchase Medicare supplement plan G once they realize how much money they are throwing away on Medigap plan F.

Understand your Medigap options by reviewing the Medicare guide to CHOOSING A MEDIGAP POLICY.

Compare Medigap rates and plans online. Click, quote, review, compare. In addition to your online quote, a personalized proposal will be sent direct to you.

Enroll in Medicare Part B when you are first eligible to avoid any late enrollment penalties.

You should also enroll in Medicare Part D when you enroll in Medicare Part B. If you enroll in Medicare Part D late you will pay a lifetime penalty of 1% per month for every month you could have enrolled in Medicare Part D but did not enroll.

Ask us how to enroll in Medicare or how to find low cost Medigap rates.

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