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If you did not enroll in Medicare when you originally became eligible for it, you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period, which is from January 1 through March 31 of every year

Published on February 16, 2017

If you did not enroll in Medicare when you originally became eligible for it, you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period, which is from January 1 through March 31 of every year.

If you’re eligible for Medicare because of ESRD, you can enroll in Part A and Part B by visiting your local Social Security office or by contacting Social Security.

If you qualify for Part A, you can also get Part B. Enrolling in Medicare is your choice. But, you’ll need both Part A and Part B to get the full benefits available under Medicare to cover certain dialysis and kidney transplant services.

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UPDATE: This proposal would prevent the 52% increase in Part B Premiums that would effect about 15 million people

By Mike Sosna

As discussed on this website, 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries might find a surprise in 2016 where their Medicare Part B premium will increase approximately six times more than healthcare inflation was found to increase for everyone else utilizing healthcare in the United States. The fix would have to be worked out by either Congress changing a law or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS deciding not to go forward with their plans for increasing Medicare Part B premiums and the deductible.

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