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COUNCIL ON AGING - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Where Do I Sign-Up For Medicare?
Contact your Social Security Administration to sign
up for Medicare Parts A and B. If you take early Social
Security retirement you will receive your Medicare card
automatically at age 65. You will have the option not
to take Part B if you or your spouse continue to have
employer group health insurance coverage.
How Do I Pay For Medicare?
Part A is free if you or your spouse have worked and
paid taxes to Medicare for at least 40 quarters (10 years).
If you do not have enough working quarters, you will

have to pay a premium for Part A. Part B always has a
monthly premium.
If you are receiving Social Security benefits at the
time you enroll in Medicare, your Part B premium will
be deducted from your monthly check. If you have
not begun to receive Social Security, you will receive a
quarterly bill for your premium. You can pay by check,
credit card or a monthly deduction from your bank
account.
If you enroll in a Medicare Advantage (HMO or
PPO Plan) a Part D prescription drug plan or Medigap
supplemental plan that has a monthly premium,
typically you will pay the plan directly for that premium.
Medicare - Preventive Visit
& Early Wellness Exams
A yearly "Wellness" visit is a Medicare benefit if you've
had Part B for longer than 12 months. You can use this
visit to develop or update a personalized prevention help
plan to prevent disease and disability based on your
current health and risk factors. It does not require a copayment.
Advance Care Planning Covered By Medicare
Advance care planning includes multiple steps and
conversations to help individuals learn about the health
care options that are available for end-of-life care and to
determine which types of care best fit for their personal
wishes and to share their wishes with family and friends,
and their physicians.
For more information regarding Medicare, coverage
options or appeals, contact the Council on AgingSouthern California HICAP at 1-800-434-0222 or visit
us on the web: www.coasc.org.

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INSURANCE

you turn 65 and you have employer group health
coverage, you may be able to delay enrolling in
Medicare Part B until you or your spouse are no
longer working or no longer covered by employer
insurance. You will be entitled to a special enrollment
period. Check with your employee health benefits
coordinator to see if you need to enroll in Medicare.
n If you are disabled and have been receiving Social
Security Disability benefits for two years, you may be
able to enroll in Medicare.
n If you are diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease
(ESRD) or Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) you will also
have a special enrollment period.
n If you do not enroll in Medicare during your Initial
Enrollment Period, you may enroll during the
General Enrollment Period of January 1st through
March 31st. Medicare will not start until July 1st and
you may have to pay a penalty.
Do not wait until your full Social Security retirement
age to sign up for Medicare as you may also be charged a
penalty for late enrollment.


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