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Preparing and Signing Up for Medicare

Your enrollment in Medicare is automatic if you already are receiving Social Security retirement benefits. If you are delaying retirement, you are eligible for Medicare, but you must sign up for it.

Medicare Preparation Timeline

9 months before you turn 65
Learn about Medicare, Medicare health plans and the companies behind them. Start thinking about the benefits and features in coverage that will be important to you.

6 months before you turn 65
Take time to schedule meetings with Medicare health plans to learn about how they can help fill the gaps in your Medicare coverage.

3 months before you turn 65
Call or visit your local Social Security office to enroll in Medicare.

You can enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B at your local Social Security office, or call 1-800-772-1213, TTY users call 1-800-325-0778. Individuals may also enroll through or by calling 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227), TTY users call 1-877-486-2048.

1 month before you turn 65
Sign up for a Medicare health plan so benefits are ready and waiting for you when you turn age 65.

If you have further options about your Medicare eligibility, connect with our Medicare experts.

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Medicare Consultations

Want to sit down with an expert to understand your Medicare options? We offer free, no-obligation consultations at locations convenient to you.

Last modified: June 29, 2016

Talk with our friendly
Medicare agents in Corvallis

call us at 541-768-4550 800-832-4580 TTY 800-735-2900 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
or Visit our office at  2300 NW Walnut Blvd. in Corvallis 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.