Applying for Medicare
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If you are already receiving Social Security, the signup for Medicare Parts A and Part B are generally automatic. You only have to do something if you don’t want to sign up, which may be the case if you are working for a company with 20 or more employees’.
If you are not taking Social Security and you are either a citizen or a long time permanent resident who has paid into the Medicare system, through taxes for at least ten years, you can generally sign up online or we can assist you in signing up online.
This process should only take around ten minutes.
If you are looking for Medicare and you are over 65 (leaving a group plan, as an example) or if you are someone who is either having problems signing up online or don’t have enough hours to fully qualify, it is best if you call Social Security who may be able to assist you over the phone or they will have to schedule an appointment for you. All you have to do is get in touch with Social Security by calling 1-800-772-1213. The representative might handle your request immediately or schedule a telephone appointment for later.
You may be mailed some forms by your Social Security representative, which you will have to fill and then mail back.
Use this option, if you have a month or two pending before your Medicare date becomes effective.
Applying in Person
For this procedure, you have to show up at a local Social Security office.
After a decade – or more – of working hard, you are ready to receive your Medicare benefits. However, all it takes to miss out on them is a delayed application for enrollment! At Florida Health Agency, our experts will steer you in the right direction. Don’t let the rules and regulations keep you from your rights and benefits. Call now – English 954-332-9768, or Portuguese 954-859-2602. With us looking out for you, there will be no missed deadlines or Medicare late penalties.
Applying in person ensures that your application gets processed quickly.
Therefore, if you are close to turning 65, don’t call; just show up!
Use SSA.gov to find the location of the social security nearest to you, so you know exactly where to go. You will need a form to apply for Medicare Part A & B. It will also contain other necessary information, such as Medicare Supplemental Insurance.
The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone! Florida Health Agency will assign you your own expert on Medicare. They will help you weigh the benefits of using Medicare as your primary.
Get Your Free Copy of the “Ultimate Medicare Quick Reference Guide” from Florida Medicare Agency!
This guide helps you learn about the different parts of the Medicare program, including Medicare Part A and Part B (together, they are often called “Original Medicare”), Part C (often called “Medicare Advantage”) and Part D (the part of Medicare that covers your prescription medications).
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