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Embracing *Medicare at 65: 

What You Need to Know

Turning 65 is a significant milestone in many ways. It might be the age when you look forward to spending quality time with your grandchildren, consider retirement, or embark on a long-awaited journey. Additionally, for many, the age of 65 signifies the commencement of their *Medicare eligibility, adding another dimension to this pivotal year. If you’re 65 and eligible for Social Security benefits, you can access Medicare Part A at no additional cost.

*Medicare, a health insurance initiative by the federal government, provides hospital coverage (Part A) and medical insurance (Part B) to individuals aged 65 and above. Additionally, those under 65 with certain disabilities can also benefit from this program. Collectively, Medicare Parts A and B are referred to as Original Medicare.


When Should You Sign Up for *Medicare?

As the age of 65 nears, it’s time to think about *Medicare enrollment. The optimal period for this spans three months before your 65th birthday, includes the birthday month, and continues for three months after. It’s crucial not to miss this seven-month window, as delays might lead to extra costs.


Exploring Medicare Options Post-65

Once you’re 65 and have enrolled in Medicare, you might ponder over enhancing your coverage beyond the standard Medicare Part A and Part B. Here’s a glimpse of the available choices:

➔  Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans: These are designed to fill the gaps in Original *Medicare by addressing costs like deductibles and copayments. Upon joining Medicare Part B at 65, you have a six-month period to choose a Medigap plan without undergoing health evaluations.

➔ Medicare Part D: Tailored for prescription drug coverage, Part D is a go-to for many since Original Medicare doesn’t comprehensively cover medications taken at home. The sign-up period for Part D coincides with the seven-month window around your 65th birthday.

➔ Medicare Advantage Overview: Delivered by private insurance companies, Medicare Advantage is an alternate route to access the benefits of Part A and Part B. The sign-up timeline for Medicare Advantage aligns with that of Part D, covering seven months. It’s worth noting that while these plans cover most benefits of Parts A and B, hospice care remains exclusively under Part A. The enrollment phase begins three months before turning 65 and concludes three months after the birthday.



When Is the Right Time to Enroll in Medicare?

As you approach the age of 65, you become eligible for *Medicare. The ideal window to register for *Medicare encompasses the three months leading up to your 65th birthday, the month you turn 65, and the subsequent three months. Missing this seven-month timeframe might result in additional charges.

What Options Do I Have Beyond Basic Medicare at 65?

Upon reaching 65 and qualifying for *Medicare, you might contemplate expanding your *Medicare coverage beyond the foundational Medicare Part A and Part B. Here are some options to consider:

➔ Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Plans: These plans help bridge the gap by covering costs like deductibles, copayments, and other expenses not covered by Original Medicare. After enrolling in Medicare Part B at 65, you get a six-month window to opt for Medigap without any health screenings.

➔ Medicare Part D: This is dedicated to prescription drug coverage. Since Original Medicare doesn’t extensively cover home prescription medications, many opt for Part D. The enrollment window for Part D is the same seven-month period around your 65th birthday.

➔ Considering Medicare Advantage: Offered by private insurers, Medicare Advantage serves as an alternative means to avail your Part A and Part B benefits. The enrollment period for Medicare Advantage mirrors that of Medicare Part D, spanning seven months. These plans are mandated to offer all benefits provided by Medicare Part A and Part B, barring hospice care, which remains under the purview of Part A. This period starts three months before you turn 65 and extends three months post your birthday.


We ask you three questions that tells us if we can help you within the first 3 minutes of speaking with us.


If you have a qualified enrollment period, next, we verify that the benefits you need are available in your zip code.


We go over the entire plan benefits from top to bottom with you for you to decide.


We verify your current doctors are in network with the plan with the benefits you need. If you are on the market for new doctors, we help you find them.


We verify if all your prescription medications are covered.


We verify the information on your Medicare enrollment application, recite required Medicare enrollment disclaimers, and submit your enrollment to Medicare.


It’s imperative for beneficiaries to thoroughly explore available options, ensuring alignment with their specific healthcare and financial needs. Always validate information with the most recent and localized data to ensure accurate and beneficial plan selection.


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