PDF Guides to Enroll in Parts A and B of Medicare
I highly recommend that you enroll in Parts A and B online (if you don't already get Social Security each month).
If you aren't handy on the computer maybe some family member is, and the guides below walk you through it all step by
The problem is, if you call Social Security/Medicare and Manage to get through, they will sometimes stall you off and set an appointment date for in your birth month, or too close to it. Once you have that appointment with them, you won't get your Medicare Number, until a week or many weeks later. Without that number you can't finish enrolling in a Medicare Supplement or Advantage plan. Getting your number so late may not give you enough time to get coverage in place for the first of the month you turn 65.
Enrolling in Parts A and B online early on, solves that problem. Just don't do Step TWO any sooner than 3 months before your birth month. That will get you A and B starting on the first of the month you turn 65, and will give you plenty of time to get your Supplement or Advantage plan in place.
Here are the links to open the PDF Guides:
The Best Way to Enroll In Medicare Parts A and B--STEP ONE
[[The above guide STEP ONE helps you set up a "my Social Security Account" which is the first step to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B online. This can be done at any time, even if you won't be 65 for a while yet. If you already have an account, then this step is not necessary.]]
The Best Way to Enroll In Medicare Parts A and B--STEP TWO
[[The above guide, STEP TWO helps you actually enroll in Parts A and B. This should only be done when you are within 3 months of the birth month in which you will turn age 65.]]