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If you deferred signing up for Part B, based on the retirement date you provided, it’s now time to do this.

NOTE: To be eligible for a Medicare Advantage plan, you must be entitled to both Medicare Parts A & B.

You will be required to submit proof of employment in addition to a Part B application.

To learn how to sign up for Medicare Part B, contact Social Security in one of the following ways:

Railroad employees:
If you’re entitled to Railroad Benefits, your process may be different. Contact the Railroad Board at 1-800-772-5772 (TTY 1-312-751-4701).

Receiving your Medicare card
After you’ve applied for Medicare Part B, you should receive your Medicare card within 4 to 6 weeks.

If you don’t receive your card in 4 to 6 weeks, sign in or create your account. There you can follow up in the following ways:

  • View your entitlements
  • See if your card has been mailed
  • Find your Medicare number
  • Print an official copy of your Medicare card (optional)

If you don’t see any of this information in your account, call the Medicare hotline at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY 1-877-486-2048), 24/7.