Initial Enrollment Period

Initial Enrollment Period

If you’re new to Medicare, just looking at the process and paperwork alone may be completely overwhelming.  You may be wondering how the process works from eligibility to enrollment.  First, the most important thing to know is in order to qualify for Medicare, you must be 65 or older. You can also qualify if you are under 65 through disability.

When to enroll in Medicare will depend on your situation and how you qualify.  Some individuals are automatically enrolled, while others will need to sign-up manually.

The first time you can enroll is called your Initial Enrollment Period. Your 7-month Initial Enrollment Period usually:

  • Starts 3 months before the month you turn 65
  • Includes the actual month you turn 65
  • Ends 3 months after the month you turn 65

If you don’t enroll when you’re first eligible, you may have to pay a Part B late enrollment penalty, and you may have a gap in coverage if you decide you want Part B later.

The reason why so many individuals choose The Jones Group to assist and help with their Initial Enrollment Period needs is because of the choice you’ll have to make, such as:

  • Deciding if you want Part A & Part B coverage
  • Choosing your coverage
  • Signing Up 
  • To-do-list to finish for your first year with Medicare

The information is extensive and can oftentimes be overwhelming.  These decisions are important, especially if you and/or your spouse require certain coverage.  Its important that you choose the right plan for your needs and wants.

The Jones Group in Wethersfield CT offers in-home visits as well as office appointments, to take the time that is needed to go over the plans and options in detail and make sure the right choice is made.  Initial Enrollment Period is not something that should be taken lightly or without all the information laid out in an understandable way.

Are you a CT resident a close to the Initial Enrollment Period? Contact The Jones Group in Wethersfield to make an appointment with our team today.



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