How Long Is the Process to Complete an Online Application for Medicare?


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It takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes to complete an application for Medicare online, says the Social Security Administration. The online format allows applicants to save information as it is entered, take a break and return later to complete the application, if needed.

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Having all the needed information readily available reduces the time spent filling out the application, according to the SSA. Items on hand such as Social Security numbers and current insurance policy information speeds up the application process. Once submitted, a confirmation number populates to utilize when checking the status of the application online. As of April 2015, the online Medicare application is available seven days a week.

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