Back in the day, the only way to apply for Medicare was to talk with a Social Security representative—in person or by phone. You can still do that, and you can complete an application with pen and paper if you choose.
Let’s say you’re taking a road trip. You’d probably plan your route ahead of time, right? Maybe you’d break your trip into steps, like how many miles you wanted to travel in a day, or where you wanted stop each night. You might also look at the map for alternate routes. Do you want to stick to the main roads or take a scenic route? It’s the same principle when thinking about your Medicare coverage. Let the Medicare Made Clear Medicare Decision Road Map guide you along your way.
Are you or a loved one becoming eligible for Medicare in this year? You’re not alone. This year, an estimated 10,000* baby boomers will turn 65 each day. Learn ten key things you can do—or for yourself or a loved one—to help be prepared when the Medicare enrollment window opens.
The new year is a great time to think about your health. Are you due for a screening, like a mammogram or colonoscopy? Is there something you want to do this year to get healthier, like stop smoking or improve your diet? Are you feeling healthy, and just want to make sure you stay that way? Medicare covers a number of preventative and wellness services—whether you belong to Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan—that can help you have a healthy new year.