Can You Enroll in Medicare Retroactively?

The importance of Medicare cannot be understated for those who absolutely need it as staying healthy is paramount. Enrollment has very specific rules and there are always times where those can be stretched but you don’t want to be the exception to the rule. You can enroll at an earlier date with Medicare in something called “retroactive enrollment” which means that you enroll before you are eligible.

A letter from the SSA (Social Security Administration) will arrive if you are allowed to enroll earlier than your schedule Medicare enrollment date. You may receive a check or the letter may just tell you directly the date that you became eligible for the coverage. You should contact the Social Security Administration as soon as possible if you receive this check for possible disability benefits.

You will not have your benefits card so you could see some problems when you start to enroll in the benefits. Really the situation is more simple than it appears as all you have to do is have your health care provider submit the information to Medicare. Later on in your relationship with Medicare you will receive information about this invoice.

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