We are often asked how do I sign up for Medicare Part B and when do I have to do it.
For most people they do not have to sign up or enroll for Medicare Part B. Social Security will conditionally enroll them in Medicare Part B. If you are collecting a social security check or railroad retirement check, this can be your check or your spouses. Your Medicare card will arrive by mail three and half months before you turn 65. Your Medicare card come in an envelope that is about the size of a half a sheet of paper. Health and Human Service out of Baltimore mails you your Medicare card. Our clients often throw out their Medicare cards in that the package looks like junk mail. Remember to keep an eye on your mail three and half prior to your Medicare starting. On a side note your Medicare will start the first day of the month you are born, unless you are born on the first of the month then it will start the month before.
If you are not collecting your Social Security check you will need to enroll with Social Security to enroll in Part B. You can enroll once your enrollment period has begun. Your enrollment period begins three months before you turn 65. You can enroll one of three ways. You can enroll online. Go to www.ssa.gov or www.medicare.gov which will redirect you to Social Securities website to enroll. You would want to select the option that say enroll in part B only. Part A is an entitlement which if you have worked 40 quarters you will automatically be enrolled in. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or by visiting your local Social Security office.
For more information about Florida Medicare Part B, give Sun Coast Legacy Advisors P.L. a call at 888-455-5799 today!