Medicare Questions

Turning 65 Soon? If You Are Less Than Three Months Away
from Turning 65, You’re Already Eligible for Medicare.​

It’s Time to Choose the Best Plan for You

Unless you continue working and have health insurance from your employer or spouse, now is the time to choose a plan that best fits your health needs. Medicare plans may be better than your current employer benefits, so it’s a good idea to compare before making a decision.

Make Sure You’re Covered

If you don’t enroll in a Medicare plan or notify Medicare that you will be receiving benefits from an employer or spouse before your deadline, you may have late enrollment penalties.

For more information, please call
1-855-500-1459*
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. TTY 771

*By calling the number above you will be directed to a licensed insurance agent. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information. SHA, license # 0K5538, is a licensed insurance agency that works with Medicare enrollees to explain Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement Insurance, and Prescription Drug Plan options. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 1-800-460-5051, TTY 711. A licensed insurance agent will be available to discuss Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.

Your Medicare Deadlines:

Time to Learn

9 months before you turn 65

 

You’ll be able to sign up for Medicare soon. It’s time to learn your Medicare options.

Time to Compare

6 months before you turn 65

 

Attend a New to Medicare meeting and start comparing plans.

Time to Decide

3 months before you turn 65

 

It’s time to sign up with a Medicare Plan.

There Are Several Ways to Learn About Your Medicare Options:

    1. You can find more information on the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov.
    2. Speak to a Medicare advisor anytime by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-800-460-5051), 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
    3. You can contact the Medicare plans directly for information about the benefits they offer.
    4. Speak with a licensed insurance agent: At no cost to you, you can speak with a licensed insurance agent in your area. They can help you compare the Medicare plans available. They can also schedule in-home appointments and help you enroll.

AppleCare Enrollment Assistance Hotline:
855-500-1459, TTY 711
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.