Are you turning 65 this year? Is a parent or grandparent? One important task to take care of in the months around that 65th birthday is enrolling in Medicare. You (or your relative) need to enroll during this initial enrollment period (IEP) if your plans fit either of these situations:
- You’ll be turning 65 this year, and you plan to apply to start receiving Social Security at that time.
- You’ll be turning 65 this year, but you plan to keep working and not apply for Social Security until you can receive full benefits at age 66 or at a later age up to 70.