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Create a “my social security account”
To create an account, click here: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/create.html
To create an account, Social Security will verify your identity using information from your credit report. They ask you a series of very odd questions, and if you cant answer correctly, then you cant create an account and cant enroll in Medicare. THIS IS THE HARDEST PART of enrolling in Medicare. Many of my clients are unable to pass the identity verification questions and thus their enrollment is delayed. Dont wait to do this first step! You can create a my social security account at anytime, at any age. So get started now!
If you are unable to pass the identity verification questions, call the number to the local social security offices and schedule an appointment to get this taken care of.
Bakersfield Social Security Offices: 1-866-476-1489.
At the appropriate time, enroll in Medicare Part A and B using the my social security account you created in step 1.
To apply, click here: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/
To enroll in Medicare Part A and B, you need to be in your Initial enrollment period.
The online application only takes about 5 minutes to complete and your new Medicare ID card usually arrives just a few weeks later. IF you are still enrolled in an employer sponsored group plan then you should consult with an agent to determine if switching to Medicare is the best option.
Enroll in a Supplement and Drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan.
Your agent will provide you with an enrollment link or paper application.
Get educated on the difference between Medicare Supplement plans and Medicare Advantage plans. Once you decide which option is best for you, you can complete a paper application or online application. Better yet, work with an agent who completes the application for you:)
Enrolling in Medicare at the right time is very important and can be stressful without proper guidance. It’s also important to know that you may enroll at a different time than your friends or parents based on your individual circumstances. Please consult with an experienced agent to help guide you through this process. Working with a professional can make this entire process a breeze.
6/25/2021 05:43:03 am
I appreciated it when you shared that enrolling in Medicare can be difficult without the proper guidance. Therefore, it is best for providers to work with a reliable service that can provide software that helps with the process. I would like to think if a company wants to improve its system, it should consider getting reliable software that can be helpful.
8/26/2021 03:22:32 pm
It was really interesting when you mentioned that the online application for Medicare can only take five minutes. It seems like it would be a good idea to work with a professional when applying for Medicare. That way you make sure that you follow the application process properly.
10/25/2021 08:01:09 am
I'll try and enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan instead. My dad needs help with his supplements. So I hope this this plan will help out.
11/10/2021 10:30:33 pm
Great deals of important information and the articles are great.
1/24/2022 05:12:00 am
Thank you for explaining that enrolling in Medicare at the proper moment is very crucial and can be stressful without proper guidance. I guess it's helpful to consult with an experienced agent to help guide you through the Medicare enrollment process. This got me thinking of getting Medicare plans for my mother because she knows she's qualified for it.
2/3/2022 06:43:10 pm
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3/14/2022 03:14:01 am
It was very helpful when you discussed that we should call our local social security offices if we fail the identity verification questions. My grandmother wants to apply and be qualified for Medicare. I should find her a Medicare agent that can help her throughout the procedure.
1/9/2023 02:19:14 pm
It was helpful when you said that it will take 5 minutes to fill out the application. My mom was at my house yesterday afternoon for lunch, and she talked about how she wants to look into getting Medicare sometime this month, so she wanted to learn more about applying for it. I'll pass this information along to her so she can know more information about the application processes for Medicare.
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