Q) I recently submitted my verification form for Medicare Part B. When can I expect a response? I want to sign up for a BCBS MedAdvantage plan.
A) The time it takes to process your Medicare Part B verification form can vary depending on a number of factors, including the volume of requests being processed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and whether any additional information is needed to verify your eligibility.
In general, you should expect to receive a response within a few weeks to a few months after submitting your form. If you provided your email address on the form, you may receive updates on the status of your application via email. You can also check the status of your application by logging into your MyMedicare.gov account, if you have one, or by contacting Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
If you have not received a response within a few months of submitting your verification form, it may be helpful to contact the SSA or Medicare directly to inquire about the status of your application. They can provide you with more information about the processing time for your specific application and whether any additional information is needed to complete your enrollment in Medicare Part B.
According to Medicaid – Your coverage start date depends on your birthday if both of these apply:
You sign up for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and/or Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance).
You sign up during the first 3 months of your Initial Enrollment Period.
Your coverage starts the first day of the month you turn 65, unless your birthday is on the first day of the month.
You can sign up for free Part A (if you’re eligible) any time during or after your Initial Enrollment Period starts. If you sign up within 6 months of your 65th birthday, your coverage will start at one of these times:
The first day of the month you turn 65
The month before you turn 65 (if your birthday is the first of the month)
After that, you’re coverage start date will go back (retroactively) 6 months from when you sign up.
Mr. Green’s 65th birthday is July 20, 2017. If he signs up for Medicare in April, May, or June, his coverage will start on July 1, 2017.
If your birthday is on the first day of the month, your coverage starts the first day of the prior month.
Mr. Kim’s 65th birthday is July 1, 2017. If he signs up for Medicare in March, April, or May, his coverage will start on June 1, 2017.
When will my Medicare coverage start?
If you sign up for Part A (if you have to buy it) and/or Part B in this month: Your coverage starts:
The month you turn 65 1 month after you sign up
1 month after you turn 65 2 months after you sign up
2 months after you turn 65 3 months after you sign up
3 months after you turn 65 3 months after you sign up
During the January 1–March 31 General Enrollment Period July 1