How to Sign Up for Medicare
Signing up for Medicare is simple and fast, as long as you know where to go. First, let's cover Part A of Medicare.
Part A, also known as hospital insurance, is where all Medicare enrollees start. All American citizens who have paid into Social Security during employment, or have spouses who have done so, will automatically be enrolled and receive benefits free of charge. Those who do not meet these qualifications can still obtain Part A for a monthly premium. Contact 1-800-MEDICARE to sign up for Medicare Part A if you don't qualify for automatic enrollment.
Part B of Medicare is elective meaning enrollment will not be automatic. Anyone looking to receive medical benefits through Medicare part B must contact Social Security directly. You can also use the Social Security Online Benefit Application located on their website to enroll.
Part C, Part D, and Medicare Supplement Insurance are a little different. These types of plans are offered through private insurance companies. This means that you may have to contact them directly to enroll. Some enrollees choose to do the research, selection, and enrollment for these private plans by themselves. Selecting a Part C, Part D, or Medicare Supplement Plan is a daunting task and requires extreme attention to detail. This is why many more enrollees look to experts for assistance. Licensed Medicare Specialists are a great resource because they can compare multiple plans from different carriers in terms that anyone can understand. There is also a great advantage in the fact that many Medicare Specialists often work independently from the carriers. This means that the Specialists wont feel pressure to sell one particular plan and will be free to make the best suggestion for the consumer.
So remember, there are different ways to enroll in the different parts of Medicare. Part A and Part B are government run so you'll need to get in touch with Medicare and Social Security respectively. The private plans, Part C, Part D, and Medicare Supplement all require a little more research. You can apply directly through your desired carrier, or use the help of a Licensed Medicare Specialist to do the research and help you apply. And if you choose to contact our Medicare Specialists at MedicareSolutions your service will be free of charge. We can even walk you through the application process to make sure your enrollment will be quick and easy. Give us a call at 1-800-328-7305 to get some advice today.