Am I automatically enrolled in Medicare when I'm 65?
October 7, 2016
Looking toward the future, you may be wondering what steps you’ll need to take to enroll in Medicare. To answer the question of whether you need to initiate the enrollment process on your own or whether you will be enrolled automatically when you turn 65, here are some simple guidelines:
You are automatically enrolled in Medicare at age 65 if:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will automatically enroll you in Parts A and B, so you don’t need to do anything. The government will send you your Medicare card in the mail about three months before you turn 65.
When would someone not be automatically enrolled?
The initial enrollment period runs from three months prior to your 65th birthday to three months afterwards.
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