Will Medicare contact me before I turn 65?
Important: If you’re not getting Social Security benefits, Medicare won’t mail you any enrollment information. You’ll need to call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 at least 3 months before you turn 65 to avoid any penalties.
Does Medicare automatically send you a card?
Applying for Your Medicare Card. For some people, Medicare enrollment occurs automatically, while others need to manually enroll. Medicare sends you a red, white, and blue card when you’re signed up.
What happens if you don’t sign up for Medicare before 65?
Specifically, if you fail to sign up for Medicare on time, you’ll risk a 10 percent surcharge on your Medicare Part B premiums for each year-long period you go without coverage upon being eligible. (Since Medicare Part A is usually free, a late enrollment penalty doesn’t apply for most people.)
Are seniors automatically on Medicare?
Many people think seniors are automatically enrolled in Medicare, but that’s only true if you’re enrolled in Social Security prior to turning age 65. If you’re not receiving Social Security by then and you don’t sign up for Medicare at age 65, you could end up paying more for your Medicare benefits than everyone else.
Can I work full time while on Medicare?
You can get Medicare if you’re still working and meet the Medicare eligibility requirements. … You can also enroll in Medicare even if you’re covered by an employer medical plan.
How do I know if I am eligible for free Medicare Part A?
You are eligible for premium-free Part A if you are age 65 or older and you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years. You can get Part A at age 65 without having to pay premiums if: You are receiving retirement benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board.
Why haven’t I received my Medicare card yet?
Call the hotline to check if there’s a problem
If your card has been mailed, you’ll be able to see your new Medicare number or print an official copy of your card. If that doesn’t work, call the Medicare hotline at 800-633-4227. … In the meantime, you can continue to use your old Medicare card.
Do you automatically get a Medicare card when you turn 65?
If you already have Medicare Part A when you’re 65, then you’ll be enrolled in Part B automatically. You’ll receive a replacement Medicare card in the mail three months before your birthday. The replacement card with Part B coverage cannot be used until you turn 65.
Can I sign up for Medicare 4 months before I turn 65?
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP).
You can enroll in Medicare at anytime during this seven-month period, which includes the three months before, the month of, and the three months following your 65th birthday. The date when your Medicare coverage begins depends on when you sign up.
How far ahead do you have to sign up for Medicare?
Generally, you’re first eligible to sign up for Part A and Part B starting 3 months before you turn 65 and ending 3 months after the month you turn 65. If you sign up for Medicare, stop your Marketplace coverage so it ends when your Medicare coverage starts.
Can I get Social Security and not sign up for Medicare?
Yes. But you should be aware of the enrollment deadlines, as Social Security will not sign you up automatically at 65 for “traditional Medicare” — Part A (hospitalization) and Part B (health insurance) — as it typically does for people already collecting Social Security benefits.