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Timing for Medicare Advantage
Old 09-24-2018, 08:17 AM   #1
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Timing for Medicare Advantage

Simple question (I think) -- The rules for signing up for Medicare are pretty clear. But how about for Medicare Advantage (MA)? Does one have to sign up for MA w/in a certain timeframe of signing up for Medicare? Is there an Open Season of sorts? Or can one sign up and begin MA at any time at all, once on Medicare?

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Old 09-24-2018, 10:05 AM   #3
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To sign up for Medicare Advantage, I needed to have my Medicare card (actually the number on the card) to complete the form. So as soon as I received the Medicare card, I submitted my Medicare Advantage application. Since I started the application process first day I could sign up for Medicare, I was able to get the entire process completed well before my start date. And I had both of the monthly fees withdrawn from the Social Security check from the beginning.
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