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how to Apply for Medicare

You can apply for Medicare online at SSA.gov in less than 10 minutes. When you visit the Social Security Administration site, you can fill out the online application to enroll in Medicare. Usually, you do not need any documents to apply for Medicare. Social Security will process your application and contact you if they need more information.

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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States and the world, it is vitally important that seniors who are at greater risk protect themselves. In this video, Robert Bache, owner of Senior Healthcare Direct, provides you with helpful answers to the following situations:

Robert Bache, aka MedicareBob, takes you through the sign-up process and shows you how to apply for Medicare online.

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Do I have to sign up for Medicare?

You can defer enrollment in Medicare Part B. However, delaying Part B can result in late enrollment penalties.

When can I sign up for Medicare?

You can sign up for Medicare Part A and/or Part B during your 7-month Initial Enrollment Period. You are first eligible for Medicare when you turn 65 and can sign up during this 7-month period:

To avoid a gap in coverage, you should enroll in Medicare prior to the month you turn 65. In other words, if you wait until the month you turn 65 to enroll, your Medicare coverage may be delayed. Furthermore, if you do not sign up for Medicare Part B when you are first eligible, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty. Learn when to enroll in Medicare Part B.

Common questions about medicare

How do I sign up for Medicare Part A only?

When you enroll in Medicare you sign up for Part A. However, Medicare Parts B, C, and D are optional so you can delay enrollment without penalty if you have credible coverage.

How to sign up for Medicare Part B?

You can apply for Medicare Part B by filling out an online application at SSA.org, calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, TTY 711, or visiting your local Social Security office.

How to sign up for Medicare Part D?

You must first be enrolled in either Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B. Then you can apply for Medicare Part D by calling Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717, TTY 711.

Do I have to sign up for Medicare Part B?

You can defer enrollment in Medicare Part B. However, delaying Part B can result in late enrollment penalties.

Common questions about medicare

When you enroll in Medicare you sign up for Part A. However, Medicare Parts B, C, and D are optional so you can delay enrollment without penalty if you have credible coverage.

You can apply for Medicare Part B by filling out an online application at SSA.org, calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visiting your local Social Security office.

You must first be enrolled in either Medicare Part A or Medicare Part B. Then you can apply for Medicare Part D by calling Senior Healthcare Direct at 1-855-368-4717.

You do not have to apply for Medicare Part B. You can have only Medicare Part A. However, when you decide to get Medicare Part B, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty.

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