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Turning 65

Turning 65

Learn how to prepare for your 65th birthday

When can you can enroll in Medicare?

You might be surprised to learn you can enroll in Medicare before turning 65. Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period is a seven-month window that begins three months before your 65th birthday, includes your birthday month, and ends three months after you turn 65.

Use our handy tool below to determine your exact window based on your date of birth.

Enter your date of birth

Note: This calculator is only used to identify your Initial Enrollment Period

If you were born in , you can enroll during these months:

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Late Enrollment

If you miss your enrollment window, signing up for Medicare is still an option though you could face a late enrollment penalty or a gap in coverage.

Not Ready for Retirement?

If you meet the enrollment criteria, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage even if you’re still employed full-time. Visit our Working Past 65 page to learn more about your options.

What Medicare plan options do I have?

After you have become Medicare-eligible and enrolled in the program, you can choose to receive your benefits directly through the federal government as part of the Original Plan, or from a company that contracts with Medicare as part of Medicare Advantage. See how these plans differ by viewing a Medicare benefit comparison chart.

Have more questions?

We’re here to guide you through the Medicare enrollment process so you can feel confident in your healthcare options. Talk to a HealthCare Partners Nevada team member today by calling 702-623-0183 (TTY: 711).

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