Most people become eligible for Medicare at age 65.
You are eligible for Medicare if you are age 65 or older and you or your spouse worked and paid Medicare taxes for at least ten years (40 quarters).
If you are turning 65 and you have not earned the minimum number of work credits, you may still be eligible to sign up for Medicare coverage for an additional charge.
You are still eligible for Medicare if you are turning 65 but you will continue working. It is important to understand how your Medicare eligibility impacts your employer-provided health care and your Medicare enrollment.
You are still eligible for Medicare if you are turning 65 and are already eligible for Medicaid. That is called dual eligibility.
You are first eligible to sign up for Medicare during a seven-month Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). Your IEP includes the three months before your birthday, your birth month and the three months after your birthday.
It is important to pay attention to your IEP. If you do not sign up for Medicare during your IEP, you may be charged a late enrollment penalty that will last as long as you have Medicare.
Contact Banner Medicare so we can answer any questions you may have and even help you enroll.
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