7 thoughts on “Medicare Part B – Apply For Medicare Part B – Deciding To Sign Up For Medicare Part B

  1. I’m a federal employee covered under the FEHB group plan. I’m single, never married, making $120,000 a year. I turn 65 in 3 weeks. Please Advise

    • AetnaDirect and BCBS basic are designed to work well with Medicare…they both give you a health reimbursement account that can be used towards your Part B premums. Some retired feds who would face the higher IRMAA Part B premiums have chosen to decline Part B and continue using the same plan from before. Your FEHB plan should also eliminate the need of a Part D drug plan.

    • Hi James,
      If you are collecting Social Security you should receive a notice that says – unless you tell us not to your Medicare Part B will start the month of your 65th birthday. If you do not want Part B call Medicare – 1-800-medicare and tell them to stop the Part B.
      Hope that helps!

  2. Turning 65 in Feb 2019. Already applied for Medicare. Working full time covered under a Group Plan. Not retiring until 66. Concerned about the Special Enrollment period to apply for Part B as I don’t want there to be a gap in coverage from when I retire until my benefits are effective. Please advise!

    • Hi Kathy! If you are going to continue to work and are happy with your group plan then you do not want to sign up for Medicare Part B. You will sign up for Part B when you retire and leave your group plan. At that point it is just like turning 65. Give me a call when you retire and I will help get everything in order!

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