When do I have to enroll in Medicare Part B?

When to enroll in Medicare Part B?

Typically, you want to enroll in Medicare Part B when you are first eligible for Medicare. However, you can defer enrollment in Part B and avoid late penalty under the following conditions:

  • You are still working and covered by a group health plan from your employer.
  • Your spouse is employed and you are covered by his/her group health plan.

If you meet any one of the above conditions, you can avoid Part B late penalty by enrolling for Part B during an 8-month Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that starts at these times (whichever happens first):

  • The month after your or your spouse’s employment ends
  • The month after your group health plan ends

When you can defer Medicare Part B

In this video, Robert Bache explains when you can defer enrollment in Medicare Part B.

How to Enroll in Medicare Part B?

How to Enroll in Medicare Part B?

Discover what is required to apply for Medicare Part B. Find out the three ways you can apply and the CMS application forms you need to complete.