How Do I Get My Medicare Card?

info graphicIn general, the Government will mail you a card after you apply for Medicare.

Medicare is a social insurance program that provides health insurance coverage to people who are over the age of 65, certain younger people with disabilities, and others with specific medical conditions. Medicare helps pay for some of your hospital and doctor bills.

You should apply for Medicare three months before turning 65 to ensure that your coverage starts on time. If you have health insurance from your employer or union, it may continue until the day you become eligible for Medicare coverage.

If you are getting SSI, the card will mail automatically. If not, you must apply for Medicare by calling 1-800-772-1213 or visiting www.medicare.gov. You do not need an appointment. You can apply up to 3 months before your 65th birthday or 3 months after you turn 65 years old.

YOU MUST APPLY FOR MEDICARE IN THE 6 MONTH TIME PERIOD OR FACE MONETARY PENALTIES.

Original Medicare, which includes Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance).

Medicare Advantage plans, which offer all the coverage of Original Medicare plus additional benefits. Plans are offered by private companies approved by Medicare. You may choose to stay with Original Medicare or switch to a Medicare Advantage plan instead.

All of these options can be overwhelming. The government does a great job explaining your entitlements, but how do you know what to choose? Or worse, what if there are other options available to you that you missed in the 100s of pages of explanations?

If you feel confused, you need to talk to someone!

Call Taylor Health today at (813) 802-1629. We will take the time to identify your needs, talk about your lifestyle, your medical needs, and your options. We will figure out your must haves, your nice to haves, and your NOs.

Once we get to know you, we can talk about what coverage best suits you.

For more information contact us today.

We promise to review, revise and advise, so you are confident in your decisions.