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 Post subject: Applying for Part A After 65
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:02 pm 
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I'm curious to know whether it is possible to apply for Medicare Part A Benefits if someone doesn't apply as soon as they are eligible. I read that if you don't apply once you become eligible that you can apply between January and April for Part B and it will be effective in June, but what if someone who is applying late wants Part A? Is there a separate enrollment period for it?


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 Post subject: Re: Applying for Part A After 65
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:30 pm 
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I could be mixing this up but I believe Part A is pretty much automatic without having to apply for most people. If you aren't eligible for social security, you may have to apply and you might have to pay a premium. You may want to check with social security for your specific situation.


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 Post subject: Re: Applying for Part A After 65
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:39 pm 
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You could apply for Social Security here:
http://www.medicare.gov/library/externa ... lytoretire

If you want to apply for medicare only, you can call 1-800-772-1213.

If you are eligible for social security, it's automatic.


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 Post subject: Re: Applying for Part A After 65
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 4:46 pm 
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I just read on here somewhere that you can sign up for part A after your initial enrollment period (3 months before to 3 months after your 65th birthday) but that it may cost you more than if you had signed up during that first enrollment period.


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 Post subject: Re: Applying for Part A After 65
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:38 am 
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If you are age 65 or older and working for a small company (less than 20 employees), you should talk to your employee health benefits administrator before making any decision not to take Medicare Part B.


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