Medicare Checklist

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This checklist will help you remember the important steps that need to be taken between now and your 65th birthday or when you become Medicare eligible.

7 to 9 months before your 65th birthday:

  • Contact the Social Security Administration External Link Icon at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) to confirm your eligibility for Medicare benefits.
  • Review your current health insurance coverage to find out what happens after you become Medicare eligible. If you are working, contact your Human Resources department.

4 to 6 months before your 65th birthday:

  • Check with your doctor(s) to see if they accept Medicare.
  • Learn and research Medicare coverage options in your area at medicare.gov External Link Icon (general Medicare information, ordering Medicare booklets, information about health plans, learning if you qualify for financial assistance).

1 to 3 months before your 65th birthday:



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