Frequently Asked Questions
It is best to sign up for a Medicare drug or health plan when you sign up for Medicare. Signing up on time is critical to avoiding a penalty that you will pay for Part D late enrollment, which is ongoing forever. If you happen to miss the initial enrollment, you might have to wait for Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period which runs October 15 to December 7 to sign up for a plan. During the Open Enrollment, you can also switch or drop a plan coverage.
- Online at www.socialsecurity.gov
- In-person at your local social security office
- By calling Social Security at 800.772.1213, Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm