Retroactive Enrollment in Medicare

Enrollment in Medicare is a very important time for anyone as this is about being able to stay healthy and cared for.  There are very specific rules for enrollment and when you are actually allowed to enroll, but there are always contingencies.  One different situation that may arise is when you are allowed to enroll at an earlier date, or retroactive enrollment.

If you are allowed to enroll at an earlier date than your scheduled Medicare enrollment you will receive a letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  This letter will give directly the date you became eligible and you may even receive a check.  This check will be for your disability benefits and if you receive one you should contact the Social Security Administration ASAP.   

This may cause a bit of a problem when you go to receive services as you will not have your benefits card yet.  Don’t let this become a bigger problem than it really is, all you have to do is give your healthcare provider your information and let them submit it to Medicare.  You will receive information from Medicare later on about this invoice.

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