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Do You Qualify for Medicare?

You must meet certain requirements for Medicare eligibility

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Medicare Initial Enrollment

Figuring Out Your Choices

Medicare isn't a "one size fits all" system. Here's a quick overview of your options

Breaking a Language Barrier to Enroll in Medicare

If you're not fluent in English, ask for translation services

Can You Buy Into Medicare if You Live Overseas?

If you don't have enough work credits to qualify for Medicare, you can buy into Part A

Medicare Open Enrollment

How do I enroll in Medicare?

You can file for Medicare online at You can also call Social Security at 800-772-1213

Quiz: Medicare Open Enrollment

Test your knowledge so you can be better prepared

What actions can I take during Medicare open enrollment?

You can review your options during Medicare's open enrollment

Medicare Late Enrollment

My Mother is Late Enrolling in Medicare

Find out how to enroll late in Medicare

Top 10 Medicare Mistakes

These common Medicare errors can be costly. Here's how to avoid them

When Does the Part B Late Penalty Clock Start Ticking?

How does the Part B late penalty work if you missed signing up during the initial enrollment period?

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