A Medicare is one of the years begins on January 1st and ends December 31st. This is why most beneficiaries enroll in a secondary plan and go to give peace of mind when it comes to out of pocket expenses.
If you already receive benefits from Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), I do not have to sign up. I should automatically receive my Medicare card, it’s white with a red and blue stripe, by my birthday month. My benefits will begin the first day of the month my turn 65. Note. However My birthday is on the first day of the month, My coverage will begin the first day of the prior month.
I am also and you are disabled, you automatically receive benefits after your 24th month of receiving Social Security disability benefits. My card will be mailed to you three months prior to your 25th month of disability. If you planning to travel or even live overseas during retirement, This must be a great time to see the world. Just be aware that my Medicare benefits, or any US-based health insurance plan, may not really provide adequate medical coverage after my leave the country. Actually, Medicare Part A & B only covers medical care outside one of the most US in some very specific circumstances that do not apply to the majority of the elderly journey. Some Medicare plans offer emergency services outside of the country and this may not be sufficient for an extended trip.