Getting Started with Medicare
Well, here we are…the start of something big! Congratulations are in order, and I mean that in the truest sense! I am also extending my hand in appreciation for the roads you have traveled and paved for the next generation coming up. A “Baby-Boomer” myself, you have me as a trusted resource that understands and will remain in your corner. Now, getting started with Medicare can at times feel a bit confusing. That confusion may be warranted going at this on your own, which can also lead to frustration. Let’s not only eliminate those feelings but let’s also eliminate all those possible surprises that can arise just from the uncertainty and without having the advocate that you deserve.
Thank you for reaching out to me, allowing me to assist you with your Medicare options, or even just to review what is already in place to ensure you are where you belong and your plan worthy to have you as a member. Feel free to navigate and poke around my site….kick the tires so to speak. I am confident in all that I do concerning Medicare and those entities that surround Medicare…but that’s not good enough. I would want you to feel the same confidence in me, which in turn, solidifies our long-term relationship.
Things You Should Know
You can conduct most of your initial qualifying business online with Social Securities secure and convenient online services. Their online services are available from anywhere and from any of your devices, and so it’s been stated if unaware, Social Security administers your Medicare enrollments and issues what is rightfully put into place with your Medicare Cards.
Helpful Medicare Links
In addition to the above, you have other resources contained within The SS online site. You can:
- Click to Apply for Medicare
- File a claim for retirement, disability, or Medicare benefits;
- Apply for Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drugs;
- Check your application status;
- File an appeal if you were recently denied disability benefits;
- Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas);
- Print proof of your benefits;
- Explore all of the benefits you may be eligible for at Benefits.gov;
- Request a replacement Medicare card, although your healthcare provider can verify coverage if you know your Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) number;
- Print a SSA-1099;
- Change your address, if you receive benefits;
- Set up or change your direct deposit; and
- Much more.
They also have information to answer most of your Social Security questions online, without having to speak with a Social Security representative. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
If needed, you are of course able to speak to a direct representative at Social Security, and the direct phone number is 1-800-772-1213 .
Please reach out to me with any questions at any stage, even if you are a year or so out. Forewarned is forearmed..isn’t that the expression! I am here for all of it! Your initial stages, looking to retire or recently have, recently moved, new and aging in, we can speak to your wisest options. It’s a conversation, with as much fact-finding as needed for what is important to you, and related to the smartest conclusion. If anything changes, a life change or new health concerns arise, I am here for all of that moving forward. Everything is about the relationship, and I’m in!
Welcome to Medicare!
Sincerely – Jim Schmidt