Eligibility and Sign up Pt 3

Eligibility and Sign up Pt 3

An individual can subscribe to Medicare under the new provisions while still insured by an EGHP and choose to start coverage this month or for one of the next three months.

For instance:

Mr. Fletchis turned 65 in 2013, but continued to work and was assisted by a EGHP. In April 2015, he applied for monthly social security benefits and Medicare when he wanted to retire on June 30, 2015. He could choose to start Medicare in April 2015 or in one of the next three months. He chose to start reporting in July 2015, while he was currently working under his EGHP.

Mary could have chosen to postpone his decision to apply for Medicare until July 2015, the first full month in which EGHP did not cover him. This would also result in Medicare coverage that will come into effect on July 1, 2015, the first day of the month in which it was no longer covered by the EGHP. However, if Mary were to postpone his decision to apply for Medicare until August 2015, his report would not be effective until September 2015. In fact, 2019 Medicare Supplement Plans registration takes place within seven months of the first one full month in which a person does not have is protected by health insurance EGHP covers from the 1st day of the month after the month of enrolment.

In order to avoid interruption of coverage, it is advisable to register during the last 3 months or the month in which your job ends. It is imperative to understand that the modifications to the law have not altered the fact that the special enrollment deadline is available only for people who are dependent on the Environmental Protection Act, for one person or their employees.

A failure to Sign up:

This can have severe repercussions for individuals who do not register for Medicare during their normal registration period. The price of Part B will be increased by 10% per year for each unregistered year.

More importantly, failure to register during the first registration period or special registration period may prevent the person from enrolling in Medicare Part B during the general registration period during first three months of the year. Part B coverage will begin in July of this year. As a result, it may take several months before a person without Medicare Part B insurance coverage is subject to high medical costs.

It is important to know that a person entitled to benefits or a retirement pension can enroll at any time in Part A and receive retroactively up to six months without penalty. For Part B only, the purpose of the registration period and an increase apply. Exceptions are people who are not entitled to Part A but who decide to pay the premium and participate voluntarily. They are subject to restrictions regarding registration.


The decision to refuse Medicare authorization or coverage for any purpose may be challenged by the Railroad Retirement Council or the Social Security Administration.