What Is the Fastest Way to Sign Up For Medicare?
Once you’ve determined that it’s time to apply and have carefully considered all of your options, you are now ready to sign up for Medicare. You’ve got grandkids to get back to, family events to plan, and the world to explore, so you probably want to get this item off your to-do list as quickly as possible.
Fortunately, the federal government understands you in this respect. In response, they have designed a user-friendly website and an online enrollment process. It’s quick (taking only about 10 minutes). It’s easy (because you don’t have to leave the comfort of home). And the very fact that you are reading this blog proves you are tech-savvy enough to handle it.
To Apply Online, Just Follow These Few Simple Steps:
- Go to Social Security’s Website
- Click on the “Menu” Tab.
- In the “Benefits” section, choose “Medicare”.
- Scroll down and click the “Apply for Medicare Only” button. (you will only be applying for medical coverage — not social security payments)
- In the “Apply and Complete” section, choose “Start a New Application”.
- The site will guide you from there.
Slow Down Partner!
But just wait! Before you start clicking away gung ho, I want you to consider how much thought you’ve put into your Medicare decisions. Not because I want to keep you from your grandkids, but because I know making mistakes in this process can result in unnecessary penalties and unexpected costs. If you haven’t sat down with a retirement expert in consultation, I strongly recommend doing so. It will take extra time, but—as the clichéd saying goes—sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
If you need someone to take this weight off your shoulders, give Seniormark a call at 937-492-8800. We make retirement decisions as quick and painless as possible!