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Medicare and Turning 65: Dos and Don’ts for Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period

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Becoming eligible for Medicare and turning 65 soon? Let us help you create a smooth transition with these tips.

DO: Know your enrollment period

Medicare enrollment is not open at all times. When you’re first becoming eligible for Medicare and turning 65, you get an Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). Your IEP lasts for seven months. It begins three months before your 65th birthday and ends three months after your birthday.

DON’T: Pay penalties for enrolling late

If you wait until after your Initial Enrollment Period to enroll in Medicare, you may be stuck without coverage. In addition, if you don’t enroll in Medicare Part B during your IEP, you’ll end up having to pay a 10 percent penalty for the entire time you’re on Medicare.

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Learn more ways to avoid other costly mistakes in part 2 of Medicare and Turning 65 Dos and Don’ts.