Discover what is required to apply for Medicare Part B. First, you will learn three ways to apply for Medicare. Then you will learn the CMS application forms you need to complete.
If you are new to Medicare and have not already signed up for Medicare Part A, you can learn the three ways to apply for Medicare. You can also find out how to sign-up for Medicare online by watching a video of the sign-up process. Moreover, get answers to commonly asked questions such as:
- Do I have to sign up for Medicare?
- When can I sign up for Medicare?
If you already have Medicare Part A, you can complete CMS application form 40B. You can download the form yourself to enroll in Medicare Part B. Furthermore, discover the information you need to complete your Medicare Part B application and where to send your completed and signed application.
We Help You Complete Medicare Application Forms
Senior Healthcare Direct licensed agents can help you complete application forms on the phone. Moreover, we can send you the form using DocuSign, so it’s easy for you to electronically sign on any Internet device such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet. If you have or had group health insurance in the last eight months through your employer (or your spouse’s employer), you need to complete Section A of CMS form L564. Then have your employer complete Section B of form L564.
COVID-19 and Applying For Medicare Part B
During COVID-19, you can complete Section B of form L564. In 2020 and until there is an effective vaccine for COVID-19, your employer does not have to complete or sign form CMS-L564. You can complete Section B and provide any of the following supporting documents:
- Income tax returns that show health insurance premiums paid
- W-2s reflecting pre-tax medical contributions
- Pay stubs that reflect health insurance premium deductions
- Health insurance cards with a policy effective date
- Explanations of benefits paid by the GHP or LGHP
- Statements or receipts that reflect payment of health insurance premiums
If you are completing form CMS-L564 yourself, you complete Sections A and B. You leave the employer’s signature blank and provide any of the supporting documents.
We recommend you apply for Part B by filling out our form. Then a licensed agent from Senior Healthcare Direct will call and help you fill out the Medicare Part B application forms.
Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by Brian Kondas