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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

Understanding Medicare's Enrollment Periods

 


Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about the different enrollment periods for Medicare? I’m planning to work past age 65 and understand Medicare offers Initial, Special and General periods in which I can enroll. How does this work?

Medicare Illiterate

Dear Medicare,

The rules for signing up for Medicare can be quite confusing, especially if you plan to work past age 65. But it’s critical to understand the ins and outs of enrolling because the consequences of missing a deadline can be costly and last a lifetime. Here’s what you should know about Medicare’s three different enrollment periods.

Initial enrollment period

At age 65, the Initial Enrollment Period is the first opp...



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