To enroll in Original Medicare, you’ll visit Medicare.gov.
You Initial Enrollment Period lasts 7 months, starting 3 months prior to your 65th birthday and 3 months following your 65th birthday. That means you can start the enrollment process more than 90 days before you turn 65 years old. We recommend enrolling in Original Medicare as soon as you are eligible. It takes the Social Security office a few weeks to send you your new Medicare Number and you’ll need that to enroll in Supplement Insurance or Advantage Plans.
You do not have to enroll in Original Medicare alone. HealthyMarks would be happy to assist you with your enrollment. Please give us a call today.
What Are San Diego Original Medicare Plans Parts A + B?
Understanding your services and what will be covered with your Medicare Plan is essential to understanding your benefits and making a smart decision about your new health insurance medicare plan here in San Diego. For this reason let’s take a look at Original Medicare, how to enroll, and why pairing it with Supplement Insurance or an Advantage Plan will make sure your Medicare package is complete.
Part A is most commonly paired with Part B to complete Original Medicare. Part A covers hospital stays and inpatient care. Part B covers doctor visits and outpatient care. Part A is considered “entitled” while the standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B will be $144.60 for 2020. So all of Original Medicare will cost you $144.60 in 2020
Original Medicare should be paired with Supplement Insurance or an Advantage Plan
Original Medicare is a great program but alone will not cover all your healthcare costs. You’ll still pay for a lot of your medical bills out of your own pocket. Furthermore, neither Parts A nor B cover the costs for prescription drugs. You’ll want to pair your Original Medicare with Medicare Supplement Insurance and a Part D Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan. HealthyMarks is your best resource for enrolling in these plans, so don’t hesitate to call and ask for our help.