Links & Resources
Your Medicare My Way Agent has sources that have been helpful to our clients and we would like to share these enrollment guides, contacts and forms with you!
Please contact your licensed agent if you need help enrolling or finding the answers to your Medicare questions.
- Medicare and You 2017 – The official U.S. government Medicare handbook
- Medicare Rights Center – Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage comparison chart
- CMS 40B – Medicare Part B Enrollment Form
- Form CMS L564E – Request for Employment Information
Apply for Medicare Online
Social Security offers you a quick online application for Medicare that can be completed in fewer than ten minutes. You do not have to be receiving income benefits to get Medicare. Just visit the social security website at https://www.ssa.gov/medicare/ and follow the links to apply for Medicare. CLICK APPLY FOR MEDICARE ONLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE (BLUE BUTTON).
Apply for Medicare by Phone
Applying for Medicare by phone is just as easy as applying online. Contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 and tell the representative that you wish to apply for Medicare. Sometimes you will be helped immediately. If the volume of calls is high, Social Security will schedule a telephone appointment with you to take your application over the phone.
Apply for Medicare in Person
Some people prefer to apply for Medicare in person at a local Social Security office. This can be a convenient option if you are very close to turning 65 and need to get your application processed quickly.
Apply for Medicare in person at your local Social Security office. Enter your zip code and Search your local office: https://secure.ssa.gov/
When you meet with a representative, ask for a printout which shows that you have applied for Medicare Part A & B. This form will give you all the information you need to move forward with your Medicare supplement application and/or Part D drug plan.
When will I get my Medicare card? In most cases, you will receive your Medicare card about 3 weeks after you apply. If you are already receiving Social Security benefits when you turn 65, your enrollment into Medicare is automatic. Your card will just show up in your mailbox about 2 months before you turn 65.
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