The age at which you decide to retire depends on your finances, health and career aspirations among other things. While everyone may not retire at the same age, Medicare recognizes 65 as the age when you become eligible for Medicare enrollment. This means that your retirement age has a significant impact on your Medicare eligibility.
Research Your Options
As you approach the retirement age, you need to start exploring your Medicare options. You must be aware of the healthcare options available to you from both Medicare and your employer before you make your decision to retire at 65 or wait.
Medicare Decisions can be Tough
Medicare is a difficult topic with a lot of paperwork involved especially if you are wading through the journey on your own. At Southern Maine Retirement Services, we have made it our mission to assist Medicare beneficiaries through their retirement journey, and make the whole process as smooth as possible for them. Our highly professional and experienced team is always here to help Medicare beneficiaries with their retirement plans and have all their questions answered.
Sometimes it’s hard to even know when you’re supposed to apply for a plan! Well, we’ve got you covered.
Open Enrollment Period
For the state of Maine, the enrollment period is officially open between October 15th through to December 7th. Since the enrollment window is short it is always our busiest time of year here at Southern Maine Retirement Services with most people applying for Medicare during this period.
You can also apply for Medicare at other times as well. This is usually three months before you turn 65 years old and three months after. It is extremely important that you keep track of these time frames and be fully prepared to apply when the enrollment window opens.
Let SMRS Help You!
Our amazing staff at Southern Maine Retirement Services has over fifteen years of experience working with Medicare insurance policies, and knows the industry inside out. We would have you prepared for your Medicare Eligibility and enrollment well before time so that when the enrollment opens you are good to go. Partner with us, and let our experienced team take care of your Medicare needs!