As you approach turning 65, we understand applying for Medicare can be overwhelming and intimidating; however, you might not know that you have several different options and it may be easier than you think! Our clients often have several questions before the application process; Medicare Hero is here to answer all your questions and walk you through the whole application process from start to finish. So you understand what your options are, here are 4 ways that you can apply for Medicare.
Submitting your Application
The most common way for people who are turning 65 to apply for Medicare is with a simple online application located on the Social Security website. The application process is relatively straight forward and takes about 5 to 10 minutes to fill out. Here is the link to the application on the Social Security website.
Apply by Phone
To apply by phone, simply contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 and let the representative know that
you would like to apply for Medicare. Depending on your personal enrollment situation, they may need to mail you some forms to complete. These forms are generally pretty simple but if you have any questions or would like assistance, feel free to give us a call. We help clients with this process every day and are more than happy to help you as well, regardless of your situation.
Apply by Mail
Mailing a paper application is the best option for those over 65 who have Medicare Part A and wish to apply for Part B. If this applies to you, and you are currently leaving credible group coverage there are two forms you will need to complete and mail to your local Social Security office. Here are the links to them below:
Apply at The Social Security Office
Applying in person at your local Social Security office is the best option for those who are turning 65 soon and need to get their application processed quickly. You can find the closest office near you by typing in your zip code here. Be sure to ask for a printed confirmation showing you have enrolled in Part A and Part B when you are at the Social Security office. This confirmation will allow you to go ahead and complete your Medicare Supplement and/or Part D applications.
Medicare Hero Super Tip!
Getting started early is one of the best things you can do to ensure a stress free enrollment into Medicare. This will allow you to explore all your options, choose a plan that suites you best, get your paperwork submitted with enough time to spare just in case any more information is needed before approval.
Apply for Medicare With Our FREE Assistance!
We know this process can be daunting – we want to assure you that you don’t have to go through it alone. The licensed insurance agents at Medicare Hero are here to assistance you through your Medicare journey from start to finish.
We’ll be happy to help answer any questions you might have, shop for coverage, and apply for the supplemental insurance that best fits your situation.
We’ll make the process quick and easy. Contact Medicare Hero for help today!