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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need to know about enrollment timing, paperwork or coverage gaps, here are answers to the most common questions we get on Medicare every day.

 

Medicare Part A: When to Sign Up

A lot of people we speak with are often curious about whether they need to sign up for Medicare when they turn 65 and if there will be any penalty involved for not signing up. We made this video to answer those questions.

 

Filling Out Social Security Forms for Medicare

Not sure which forms you'll need in order to apply for Medicare? Watch this helpful video and find out what you need to fill out and how to do it.

 

 

Medicare.gov Prescription Drug Search

In this video Dr. John shows you how to do a Part D drug search on Medicare.gov.

 

Medicare Part A: How to Sign Up

In this video Dr. John Luo goes through a tutorial on how to sign up for Medicare Part A online.

 

Other Common Questions

 
 

As a business, why is Medicare important?

By the year 2022, 1 in 3 individuals over the age of 65 will stay in the workforce. But only half of these individuals sign up for Medicare. Providing employees with the right retirement healthcare resources removes a heavy burden off of both employees and HR staff. A recent study by MetLife revealed that employees’ concern about retirement healthcare was actually even greater than their concerns about outliving their retirement savings. Our individual guidance gives employees the critical information they need on costs and timing to they can be prepared for retirement healthcare.

 

When should an employee start thinking about Medicare?

Employees should start thinking about Medicare when he or she is retiring from work. The conversations should begin 3 months before the employee is ready to retire in order to provide ample time for paperwork to be submitted. However, employees who continue to work but are paying a substantial portion of their employer group health insurance (typically 50% of monthly premiums) should compare Medicare based options for cost-savings.

 

Can employees continue to work while on Medicare?

Employees who voluntarily choose a Medicare plan for lower costs or better benefits may do so and continue to work. However, an employer cannot mandate an employee to go off the group health plan and onto Medicare. Given the rise in health insurance premiums, many employees age 65 and older are self-electing Medicare.


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