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If you are not currently receiving Social Security benefits, you should sign up for Medicare Part A close to your 65th birthday even if you aren't ready to retire.

If you are already getting Social Security benefits when you turn 65, you are already qualified and Part A starts automatically.

Part B is an optional program with a monthly cost. Almost anyone who is eligible for Part A (Hospital Insurance) can sign up for Part B (Medical Insurance). You do not need to enroll in Part B if you are an active employee in a benefits eligible position.

To avoid a gap in coverage and/or a penalty, you should enroll in Part B prior to your employment ending.

NOTE: Participants in the Health Savings Account become ineligible to make or receive contributions when they are covered by Medicare. You may want to delay your enrollment. Contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213.