Ask Terry Questions Medicare enrollment — Part A

Medicare enrollment — Part A

By Terry Savage on November 22, 2019 | Wild Card

You mention in recent article that if you are age 65 and still working, you don’t have to enroll in Medicare Part B until up to 8 months after retiring. What about Part A? Can you also defer enrolling in A if still working and covered, assuming for an employer with greater than 20 employees?

Terry Says

Yes, if you have comparable coverage, you can defer enrolling in Part A — but why would you do that? It doesn’t cost anything!
The only reason not to enroll in Medicare at the original opportunity is that you can no longer contribute to a deductible Health Savings Plan at work IF you are covered by Medicare! Otherwise, if you don’t have that kind of plan at work, go ahead and sign up.



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