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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Turning 65 in 2017: Medicare Awaits

If you’re turning 65 in 2017, it will be a big year for you. Not the least of the significant occurrences that will happen is your Medicare eligibility.

And with so much uncertainty awaiting us all in the insurance industry, Medicare may be coming to you just in time.

With the exception of certain people, there are actions you must take in order to enroll in Medicare. If you are already receiving Social Security retirement benefits or collecting from the Railroad Retirement Board, your enrollment in Medicare Part A is automatic.

For almost everyone else, you do need to take some action. You can enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Part B online by going to www.socialsecurity.gov. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 any weekday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. And if you like, you can apply in person at your Social Security office but you may want to make an appointment instead of just walking in.

Many people opt out of Medicare Part B, instead choosing another option. The best thing to do is to use a trusted insurance agent experienced in Medicare planning to help you through those decisions. You can begin this process three months before the month you turn 65.


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