Medicare can be confusing so it helps to break it into its component parts.
Basic question: If I am supposed to sign up for Medicare, how do I? I have gotten tons of mail from providers asking me for my business but I still don't know how to sign up for Medicare and what that intails. No one is out there providing this information. What do I do? Do I go on line to some Medicare site and fill out an application? Is this all I do or do I have to do more? I am currently employed and I turn 65 in a few days. I do have company provided insurance and will be employed for at least five or more years.I am confused and have no idea what I am supposed to do.
Thanks for the follow-up (and Happy Birthday)!
You can apply for Medicare online or at a local Social Security office. Check out this page of the Social Security website and this brochure from the Social Security Administration for more details.
Best of luck to you!
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Scott Halliwell is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner.
Joseph "J.J." Montanaro is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner.