Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Signing up for Medicare online - that was easy

Wow. I completed the online application for Medicare Part A on June 3rd. Yesterday I checked to see the status and I am enrolled starting in August. Easiest financial thing I have done in weeks!

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  1. Indeed it was. Social Security and Medicare were the easiest part for me. It was my pension that gave me problems. Be sure to get yourself Part D before I think it is 90 days are up. My medicare started August 1 of 2013 and I was under the impression that I could wait until the December open enrollment for plans to get my Part D. Wrong. I was a few days late and now for the rest of my life I have to pay $1 a month. Not a huge fine, but it is the principal of the matter.
    Mary

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    1. You are right about not waiting too long. Since my hubby is still working and we have health insurance through his job I only need Part A until he retires and there won't be any penalties. Fortunately he works for the government and they have a great pre-retirement seminar open to spouses that explains all of this. It would be so easy to get confused by the various rules.

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