Medicare Application for Enrollment: How to Enroll

Your Medicare enrollment is by far the most important time of your health care during your lifespan as an eligible member of Medicare.  With Medicare enrollment you make the choices that will affect your health for the next year or more and you don’t want to make the wrong choices.  Below you will find a couple of important things to remember when it is time for your Medicare enrollment to begin.

  1. Know that the open season for Medicare enrollment is every year between January 1st and March 31st.  During this period you can sign up for Medicare Part B in a variety of ways based on how you qualify for the Medicare coverage in the first place.  Don’t take your Medicare enrollment lightly, it will affect your life.
  2. The cost of Medicare Part B will go up 10% for each full 12-month period that you could have had Medicare Part B but didn’t take it, except in special cases. You will have to pay this penalty as long as you have Medicare Part B.  This makes Medicare enrollment even more important, who has 10% to waste every month?
  3. If your spouse is still working you don’t have to do your Medicare enrollment during the open season.  You can do your Medicare enrollment once your spouse quits working as part of the life change provision.

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