How to Apply Online for Medicare Part B During a Special Enrollment Period
July 7, 2020 | Kari Mellone
If you currently have Medicare Part A and are thinking of fully transitioning to Medicare, you may be wondering what you need to do to apply for Medicare Part B. With the current pandemic, there have been modifications to the process of applying for Medicare Part B. Here is what you need to know to apply at this time.
Medicare Part B Enrollment During the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Social Security Field Offices are currently closed. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration will be taking Medicare Part B enrollment applications online for working aged individuals who qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).
You may use this online enrollment application if you are 65 or older and you have or had group health plan (GHP) coverage within the last 8 months through your or your spouse’s current employment.
To complete this online enrollment application you will need:
- Your Medicare number
- Your current address and phone number
- A valid email address
- Documentation verifying your GHP coverage through your or your spouse’s current employment.
Click here to apply online: https://secure.ssa.gov/mpboa/medicare-part-b-online-application/
IMPORTANT: You will need to digitally sign the form to complete your application. To complete your digital signature, you will need to provide an email address. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org asking you to confirm your digital signature. If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few minutes of submitting your email address, please check your email Junk folder in case the confirmation was delivered there instead of your inbox. YOUR SIGNATURE IS NOT COMPLETE AND YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE INSTRUCTIONS IN YOUR EMAIL.
Once you have applied for your Medicare Part B benefits, call for an appointment with Twin City Underwriters. The earliest we can meet to submit an application on your behalf is the month prior to your Part B start date. One of our agents will assist you in narrowing down your health options and determine what is most suitable for you based on your health and lifestyle needs.