When Must I Sign Up For Medicare?

When Must I Sign Up For Medicare?

you can sign up for medicare at any time during the year. in most cases, you cannot be enrolled in a health plan and in medicare at the same time. if you are already receiving social security, your enrollment in a health plan must be during an open or special enrollment period.

if you are already receiving social security benefits and you live in a state that has a medicaid buy-in program, you may be eligible for medicaid. use the find health insurance tool to see if you qualify.

how do i sign up for medicare?

you can enroll in a medicare plan when you first become eligible for medicare. if you enroll in a medicare supplement policy during a special enrollment period (see above), you can also enroll in a medicare health plan during that period. you can also enroll in a medicare plan during an annual open enrollment period.

if you are already receiving social security benefits, or if you are a disabled widow or widower, you can enroll in a medicare supplement policy during an open or special enrollment period. you can also enroll in a medicare health plan during that period.

you can enroll in a medicare plan if:

you are already receiving social security benefits, or

you are a disabled widow or widower.

you can enroll in a medicare supplement policy if:

you are not receiving social security benefits, or

you are getting social security benefits but are not eligible for medicare (because you or your spouse are still working, or you are dually entitled to both medicare and social security).

for more information about enrolling in a medicare plan, see how to enroll in a medicare plan.

for more information about enrolling in a medicare supplement policy, see how to enroll in a medicare supplement policy.

what do i need before i enroll in a medicare plan?

you will need your social security number and your medicare number.

you will also need information about the insurance company or insurance agent who is selling you the plan.

you should find out:

the name of the insurance company or agent who is selling you the plan

the number to call if you have a problem

the address and telephone number of any medicare office where you can go for assistance.

how do i get a medicare number and social security number?

if you are enrolled in a medicare plan, you are automatically issued a medicare number. you do not have to apply for one.

if you have not yet enrolled in a plan, you can apply for a social security number by calling 1-877-690-1012 or by visiting your local social security office.

you can also get a medicare number and social security number if you are enrolled in a medicare supplement policy, provided that you are not already receiving social security benefits.

if you do not already have a social security number, call 1-877-690-1012. you can also get a social security number by visiting your local social security office.

if you do not have a medicare number, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-877-690-1012) (toll free). you can also get a medicare number by visiting your local medicare office.

what is a medicare number?

a medicare number is a 9-digit number that is used to identify you and to keep track of your medicare claims.

you are automatically issued a medicare number when you are enrolled in a medicare plan.

what is my medicare number?

you can find your medicare number by looking at the front of your social security card.

you can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-877-690-1012) (toll free) and ask for your current medicare number if you are enrolled in a medicare plan. you can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-877-690-1012) (toll free) and ask for your medicare number if you are enrolled in a medicare supplement policy.

if you do not already have a medicare number, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-877-690-1012) (toll free).

in most states, you can also visit your local medicare office to get a medicare number.

you can also get a medicare number by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-877-690-1012) (toll free).

who do i contact if i have a problem with my medicare plan?

if you have a question about your medicare plan or have a complaint about your medicare plan, contact the insurance company or agent who sold you the plan.

next, if you do not get the help you need, you can contact the medicare insurance ombudsman at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-877-690-1012) (toll free). the ombudsman's job is to help resolve complaints regarding medicare.

if you need help understanding or filing a complaint, you may want to contact your state's department of insurance.

for more information, see understanding your medicare statement.

i have a medicare supplement policy. what happens if i am in a nursing home?

you can still keep your medicare supplement policy. you do not have to give up your medicare supplement policy just because you are in a nursing home. your medicare supplement policy will pay for some of the costs that are not covered by the basic benefit.

if you are in a nursing home and have a medicare supplement policy, you will not have to pay for the extra benefits, such as the additional prescription drug coverage.

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