What is Part B?

Medicare Part B is the second part that makes up Original Medicare. 

Part B is your medical insurance and covers a broad range of medical services. 

Part B helps cover the cost of: 

  • doctor services 
  • diagnostic tests 
  • durable medical equipment and supplies
  • some home health care services 
  • preventive services to help keep you healthy, such as screenings and vaccinations

A Closer Look at Part B

More About Part B

Turning 65

You can sign up for Medicare Part B when you become eligible, which is the age of 65.  Read more about your 7-month Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) here

Working Past 65

Learn more about if, when and how you can delay your Part B enrollment and avoid late enrollment penalties and coverage gaps here.  

How To Enroll

There are four ways you can enroll in Part B when turning 65.  Learn more about this and the exact steps on how to enroll here.

​​​Make Sure You Enroll On Time!

If you don’t sign up for Part B when first eligible, and don’t qualify for a SEP, you may have a delay in getting Medicare coverage in the future and you also may have to pay a late enrollment penalty.

  • You’ll pay an extra 10% for every 12-month period you could have signed up for Part B, but didn’t enroll.
  • The amount of penalty incurred would be in addition to your Part B premiums, and will last for as long as you have Part B coverage. 

Read more about Part B late enrollment penalties here.

How to Confirm Provider Participation in Medicare

If you will be enrolling in Original Medicare for your Medicare benefits, click below to see if your providers participate in the Medicare program. www.medicare.gov/physiciancompare

Learn More About Medicare Part B

Are you unsure if you need to enroll in Part B or not? Call us today to determine your enrollment responsibilities. 

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