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How to Sign Up and Apply for Medicare

Published by Robert J Stillwell on April 17, 2019

Are you unsure how to sign up for Medicare?

Here is a simple step by step by step process on how to enroll for Medicare:

  • First, go to https://www.ssa.gov
  • Click on Medicare Enrollment
  • Next click on apply for Medicare only
  • Read the Benefits Application Terms of service

Check I understand and agree to the above statements.  Then click next.

It will ask you 3 questions to start.

If you do not have a Social Security Account already, it will direct you to a page to create an account.

Once you have created my social security account, you may complete your Medicare enrollment. This process can take 10-30 minutes depending on the complexity of your situation.

If you are unable to enroll online, you can call 1-800-772-1213 Monday thru Friday 7AM-7PM.

When Should you Apply for Medicare?

You should sign up for Medicare 3 months before turning 65 even if you are not ready to start receiving retirement benefits.

Why Apply for Medicare Online?

  • Avoid trips to your local Social Security office.
  • Complete application at your speed and time.
  • Can easily make corrections prior to submission.
  • Submit application electronically.
  • Check the status of your application online. 

If you need help with determining the Medigap policy that fits your needs, please call 1-800-642-3490 and we can help.

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