How To Enroll In Medicare Part B?
There are two ways to enroll in Medicare Part B. You can either enroll over the phone or sign up online with the Social Security Administration. If you do not have a computer or do not have access to the internet, you can sign up through the mail.
Enrolling Over the Phone
If you are enrolling for the first time or have recently moved, you can enroll by calling the Social Security Administration at 1-877-690-1012.
You will be asked for your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and some other information about yourself. When you have completed answering the questions, your Medicare coverage will begin on the first day of the following month.
You can enroll online through the Social Security Administration website at www.socialsecurity.gov. Click on “Medicare & You.” You will need to provide your name, date of birth, Social Security number, and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Enrolling Through the Mail
If you do not have access to the internet or a computer, you can enroll by mail.
You will need to:
Click here for a printable form you can fill out by hand.
Fill out the enrollment form.
Mail the completed form to:
Social Security Administration
P.O. Box 17768
Baltimore, MD 21235-7768
You should receive your monthly premium notice from Medicare within 60 days after you enroll. If you do not receive your premium notice, contact the Social Security Administration.
what is medicare part b?
Medicare Part B covers doctor visits, outpatient hospital visits, outpatient medical services, some medical equipment and supplies, and some preventive care. Medicare Part B is sometimes called “Medical Insurance.”
Medicare Part B is the second part of Medicare. Medicare Part A, called “Hospital Insurance,” pays for inpatient hospital care and skilled nursing facility care when the services are covered under Medicare Part A. Medicare Part A does not pay for most doctor visits or most ambulance transportation.
See your book's appendix for a complete list of what is covered under Medicare Part B.
how much is the premium for medicare part b?
Medicare Part B premiums are usually deducted from your Social Security check.
For most people, the premium for Medicare Part B is $104.90 in 2015.
The premium may be higher for people:
who made more than $85,000 in 2012, if single, or $170,000, if married filing jointly.
who were eligible for a retiree premium subsidy and did not get one.
who are enrolling after a 63-day election period in 2014 since they did not sign up for Part B when they first became eligible for Part B.
who are enrolling after a 7-month election period in 2014 since they did not sign up for Part B when they first became eligible for Part B.
who are enrolling after their 8th month of eligibility in 2014 since they did not sign up for Part B when they first became eligible for Part B.
who are enrolling during the general enrollment period (January 1 to March 31) since they did not sign up for Part B when they first became eligible for Part B.
who previously enrolled in Part B, but canceled their enrollment because of a significant health event.
If you are enrolled in Medicare Part B, you will automatically be enrolled in the Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) when it is available in your area.
how do i pay for my medicare part b?
Medicare Part B helps pay for medical services, such as doctor visits and some outpatient hospital care. If you are enrolled in Part B, you must pay your Part B premium each month along with your Social Security check.
You may also be responsible for other costs, such as deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance.
What Insurance Do I Have?
How do I know if I have insurance?
What happens if I am not sure?
Can I get my insurance information online?
How do I get an ID card?
Who can I call if I have questions?
What if I change my address or phone number?
How do I know if I have private insurance?
How do I know if I have Medicare?
How do I know if I have Medicaid?
What insurance do I have?
You should have a copy of your insurance card. You may also have a member ID card or medical policy number.
If you are not sure whether you have private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, check your insurance card. If you do not have a card, you can call your insurance company and ask if you have private insurance.
If you do not have any type of insurance, you should call your local health department. They can help you find the health coverage that is right for you.
You should have a copy of your Medicare card. You may also have a member ID card.
If you do not have a card, you can call the Social Security Administration at 1-877-690-1012 or visit their website at www.socialsecurity.gov.
You may also be able to get information online with your Social Security number, name, and date of birth at www.medicare.gov.
You may have a member ID card.
You can also check your state's Medicaid website to see if you qualify.
You can also call your local county human services office.