If you are almost age 65 and are retired or ready to retire, you are likely signing up for Medicare for the first time. Read our tips below to help you plan for Medicare enrollment.
You have a limited time to enroll once you reach the Medicare eligibility age, called the Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP). This period covers three months before the month of your 65th birthday to three months after. During these seven months, you may enroll in any Medicare health insurance plan you’re eligible for.