Signing up for Medicare Part B involves your private data. Social Security keeps that information secure and wants your data to remain that way. This is one the part of the Medicare Maze that I can’t assist with other than directing you the various ways to sign up.
You have a couple options to select when signing up for Part B.
In order by preference.
Enrolling ONLINE is really easy. AND there’s a window for enrolling… beginning 90 days BEFORE your 65th birth month, your birth month, and ending 90 days after your birth month.
For example: If you have a January birthday, you can sign up for Part B of Medicare on October 1st.
In my opinion, it’s best to enroll early. Why? Social Security is handling 10,000 -13,000 people turning 65 each day. This can take up to 30 days for your card to arrive. Plus, you and I need time to discuss and help you decide which kind of plan you need. All you have to do is sign up for Part B. The rest we figure out together.
Since the easiest way to enroll in Part B is online, simply answer the questions in order. Always click “next” at the bottom of each page. When you’re done there’s a virtual signature.
Do not worry about a BIC code (3 boxes after the SS#).
Wait time is typically 2-3 weeks to arrive, but it can take up to 30 days.
When it comes in the mail, snap a photo and send the picture via text to AskCarolB at (904) 648-6488. This will help when we review the Advantage and Supplement plans. I need the exact number and the name Medicare has you under.
That’s it! Let me know if you need me to clarify.