David Lerner Associates: Social Security and Medicare
Many Americans now choose to continue working after age 65. Some do it for financial reasons and others because they just don’t feel ready to retire. If you decide to postpone retirement and put off acquiring Social Security benefits you won't automatically be registered in Medicare Parts A and B. Even though you delay retirement you can sign up for Medicare when you first become eligible throughout your seven-month Initial Enrollment Period. This period begins three months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and finishes three months after the month you turn 65.
The Social Security Administration suggests getting in touch with them to register three months before you reach age 65, since signing up early helps you avoid a delay in coverage. For your Medicare coverage to begin during the month you turn 65, you must register during the first three months before the month you turn 65 (the day your protection will begin depends upon your birthday).
If you enroll later, the start date of your coverage will be delayed. If you don't enroll during your Initial Enrollment Period, you may pay a higher premium for Part B coverage later. You can delay enrolling in Part B beyond age 65 without penalty if you have group health insurance from an employer for whom you (or your spouse) are still working. When you retire and this coverage ends, you'll be entitled to an eight-month special enrollment period (SEP) to sign up for Part B without penalty.
Visit the Medicare website, www.medicare.gov to learn more, or call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
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