Medicare, Medicaid, Life and Health Insurance/Enrolling inMedicare part b


I was downsized in August 2012 and my severance, which came as a paycheck with medical insurance paid, just ended. I called Medicare in March to start my enrollment but I thought I didn't need it until June when my excellent insurance ends. After several letters back and forth to submit my insurance coverage since 2002 when I turned 65, I submitted the required insurance documentation. Then I received a letter denying me part B because I was not "actively" employed. I was shocked as they had never told me this previously. I will get supplement insurance from my company as a retiree starting in June. what should I do? Can I get enrolled in part B now? Should I just rely on my supplemental insurance? Do I need another policy? Very confused.

Hi  Call 1-800-686-1578 and you will reach the nearest office of the  SHIP program in Ohio Call them and make an appointment with a counselor. Bring all the information, and they will, run a benefits checkup and a pathfinder program to determine your choices.

Hope this helps .    John  

Medicare, Medicaid, Life and Health Insurance

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


John Pedit


Am an expert on Medicare, Medicare HMOs, and Medicare supplemental insurance. Also have extensive knowledge of Medicare especially in Mich. Have knowledge of COBRA and the Portability Act


Past/Present Clients
Council about 300 persons yearly and do many presentations on Medicare

©2016 All rights reserved.