As of 2015, a person who is over 65 and not yet enrolled in Medicare Part A or Part B is allowed to sign up during the General Enrollment Period between January 1 and March 31, according to Medicare.gov. People who exper... More »

Most Americans need to contact the Social Security Administration directly to enroll in Medicare when they become eligible at 65. Others, including those receiving Social Security who retired early and those receiving So... More »

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Most Americans immediately become eligible for Medicare when they turn age 65. What exactly needs to be done to get it set up depends on whether or not a person is receiving any Social Security or Railroad Retirement ben... More »

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The 2013 Medicare Part B monthly premium was $104.90, while the 2013 Medicare Part A monthly premium was $441. Anyone who paid Medicare payroll taxes for at least 40 quarters or who was married to someone who paid them i... More »

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There is an online portal on the government's Medicare website which allows people to apply for Medicare and Medicare Part A and Part B over the Internet. This is a feature designed to encourage engagement by senior citi... More »

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Senior citizens with Medicare benefits have two options to reduce some of the costs that Medicare Part A and Part B plans do not cover. They can either purchase a Medicare Supplement Policy, from a private insurer, also ... More »

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While the standard Medicare plan may cover prescriptions given to patients as part of outpatient services, the basic Part A and Part B plans do not cover prescriptions at all. Medicare Part D coverage is an optional pres... More »

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