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Understanding Your Medicare Application

Mutual of Omaha Medicare Supplement Application

Are you nearing retirement, but unsure of how to obtain or complete a Medicare application? Are you aware where to go to get Medicare information? Do you know if you are even entitled to Medicare? To find out how to find Medicare and who is eligible, continue reading.

Should you Already Receive Social Security Benefits

If you're older than 65 and receiving regular Social Security benefits, you should be signed up for Medicare and don't need to do anything else. By subscribing to your Social Security, additionally you registered for Parts A and B of Medicare at the same time. There is no need to complete yet another Medicare application.

Applying for Social Security and Medicare simultaneously

If you're nearing the age of 65 and not yet receiving Social Security or Medicare, it is possible to fill out an application for at the same time. To ensure your benefits coverage isn't delayed, you should fill out and send in your application a minimum of 3 months before your 65th birthday.

Who's Eligible

Most people qualify for Medicare. Essentially, should you or your spouse worked a minimum of ten years in any form of Medicare-registered employment and are a homeowner of the us, then you're eligible for Medicare. Other eligibility scenarios include those struggling with certain long-term illnesses or perhaps a disability.