Most people get Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) when they turn 65. If you didn't sign up for Part B then, now's the time to decide if you want to enroll. During Medicare's General Enrollment Period (January 1–March 31), you can enroll in Part B and your coverage will start July 1.
Deciding to enroll in Part B is an important decision. It depends on the type of coverage you have now. You'll also want to think about the Part B late enrollment penalty—this lifetime penalty gets added to your monthly Part B premium, and it goes up the longer you wait to sign up. Find out if you should get Part B based on your situation.
If you only have Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), adding Part B can help you get the most out of your Medicare coverage. Part B helps cover:
Services from doctors and other health care providers
Durable medical equipment (like wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, and other equipment)
Many preventive services (like screenings, shots or vaccines, and yearly "Wellness" visits)
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