When do I apply for Medicare?
Eligibility for Medicare begins at the age of 65. Individuals can sign up during the seven-month period that starts three months before they turns 65, during the month of their 65th birthday, and three months after they turns 65, according to the Social Security Administration. If an individual does not sign up during that specific time frame, he can enroll between Jan. 1 and March 31 each year.
When is the Medicare enrollment period?
As per Medicare's website, the initial enrollment period for Medicare Part A and Part B is seven months, starting three months prior to the applicant reaching 65 and ending three months after the applicant reaches 65. Once this
passes, the enrollment period runs from January to March each year.
Can you enroll in Medicare after age 65?
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 experience special circumstances are given more flexibility.
Does Medicare cover the cost of the shingles vaccine?
The shingles vaccine is not covered by Medicare Part A or Part B, according to Medicare. Medicare prescription drug plans, known as Medicare Part D, typically cover all commercially available vaccines needed to prevent illness, such as the shingles vaccine.
Who qualifies for Medicare Part B?