If you live in the United States and will soon or have just celebrated your 65th birthday, your Medicare enrollment deadline is looming!
Over the next few weeks, I will share as much Medicare information as I can to help you enroll with ease.
Today we will look at everything you need to know to enroll on time and what to do if you missed your enrollment deadline.
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Medicare Enrollment Period
There is a seven-month window in which you are able to enroll in Medicare. It begins three months before your 65th birthday and ends three months after your birthdate.
If you do not enroll within your initial enrollment period you could find yourself without coverage. Most importantly, failing to enroll in Medicare Part B before your deadline will result in your having to pay a 10% penalty the entire your time you are on Medicare! Filing on time keeps you covered and saves money!
What To Research Before Your Medicare Deadline Arrives
Things you should do before your enrollment deadline arrives includes but is not limited to the following:
- Mark your calendar with your enrollment period
- Begin researching your options
- Compare plans to find out which include vision, dental, hearing, and fitness benefits
- Plan for prescription coverage
- Research provider networks to find out which plan includes your medical team
- GET HELP from those who know the program!
How To Make Enrolling Easy
The best thing you could do is to obtain help from the medical advocates at easyMedicare. They offer a no-cost consultation to help you compare plans, choose what covers your needs, and enroll.