Q) Got Medicare A, in order for me to keep Kaiser, I need to have Medicare B. I just was discharged from the Hospital on 3/3/14 from a gastrectomy total(removal of my stomach)I am using a feeding machine 18 hrs a day,Pls. I need Urgent Medicare B, because I have to resigned from my job by the end of this month.Thank you for your attention.
A) According to Medicare Website: Between January 1–March 31 each year
If you didn’t sign up for Part A and/or Part B (for which you must pay premiums) when you were first eligible, and you aren’t eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (see below), you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period between January 1–March 31 each year.
Your coverage will start July 1. You may have to pay a higher premium for late enrollment in Part A and/or a higher premium for late enrollment in Part B.
Special circumstances (Special Enrollment Periods)
Once your Initial Enrollment Period ends, you may have the chance to sign up for Medicare during a Special Enrollment Period. If you’re covered under a group health plan based on current employment, you have a Special Enrollment Period to sign up for Part A and/or Part B any time as long as you or your spouse (or family member if you’re disabled) is working, and you’re covered by a group health plan through the employer or union based on that work.
Please call MEDICARE at 1800-MEDICARE