Signing Up for Medicare Part B

Updated: Jul 4

In my capacity as one of the insurance professionals that works directly with the Medicare authorities to get important information to the public, I recently received an excellent article for signing up for Medicare Part B.

I have presented here on my blog so that my clients and those who are looking to sign up for Medicare Part B can have the information they need at a glance right for my website.

Watch this space for more useful information like this to help you get through the Medicare maze!

Sign up for Medicare Part B Online, by Fax or Mail

(Posted on August 6, 2020 by Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner)

For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home. Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage if:

1. You are already enrolled in Medicare Part A.

2. You would like to enroll in Part B during the Special Enrollment Period.

You can complete form CMS-40B (Application for Enrollment in Medicare – Part B [Medical Insurance]) and CMS-L564 (Request for Employment Information) online.

You can also fax the CMS-40B and CMS-L564 to 1-833-914-2016; or return forms by mail to your local Social Security office. Please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) if you have any questions.

Note: When completing the forms:

§ State, “I want Part B coverage to begin (MM/YY)” in the remarks section of the CMS-40B form or online application.

§ If your employer is unable to complete Section B, please complete that portion as best you can on behalf of your employer without your employer’s signature.

§ Submit one of the following types of secondary evidence by uploading it from a saved document on your computer:

§ Income tax returns that show health insurance premiums paid.

§ W-2s reflecting pre-tax medical contributions.

§ Pay stubs that reflect health insurance premium deductions.

§ Health insurance cards with a policy effective date.

§ Explanations of benefits paid by the GHP or LGHP.

§ Statements or receipts that reflect payment of health insurance premiums.

Please let your friends and loved ones know about this online, mail, or fax option.

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