How do I file for Medicare?

Asked by Alexis Mendez on December 28, 2021

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You can enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B in the following ways:

  1. Online at
  2. By calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users 1-800-325-077, Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 7PM.
  3. In-person at your local Social Securityoffice.

What happens if you don't sign up for Medicare at 65? If you don't sign up for Medicare during your initial enrollment window, you'll face a 10% increase in your Part B premiums for every year-long period you're eligible for coverage but don't enroll. Therefore, it generally pays to sign up for Medicare at 65 -- unless you happen to qualify for-one major exception.

Do I automatically get Medicare when I turn 65? Medicare enrollment begins three months before your 65th birthday and continues for 7 months. If you are currently receiving Social Security benefits, you don't need to do anything. You will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B effective the month you turn65.

Does Social Security send you emails? Currently, Social Security sends emails from [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] In a few instances, we use marketing firms to raise awareness of Social Security's online services, and this includes creating a my Social Security account.

Is it mandatory to go on Medicare when you turn 65? So, is it mandatory to sign up for Medicare at age 65? It is mandatory to sign up for Medicare Part A once you enroll in Social Security. The two are permanently linked. However, Medicare Parts B, C, and D are optional and you candelay enrollment if you have creditable coverage.