You may qualify for Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B when you turn 65. For some, you will be automatically enrolled.
Visit Medicare.gov to see if you will be automatically enrolled.
If you’re automatically enrolled, you’ll receive your red, white, and blue Medicare card in the mail three months before your 65th birthday. Your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage will begin on the first day of the month that you turn 65. If your birthday is on the first day of the month, Part A and Part B will start on the first day of the prior month.
If you are not automatically enrolled, you can sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B during your seven-month Initial Enrollment Period. This period begins three months before the month you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends three months after the month you turn 65.
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