Initial Enrollment period
If you signup in this period you don’t have to pay late enrollment penalty. You can avail the enrollment for Part B anytime in seven month period. This seven month period starts three months before you are 65 and ends three months after the month you complete 65 years of age.
|Before 65 years 3 months||By signing in this period you can get benefits or coverage of Medicare Part B from your month in which you turn 65|
|Before 65 years 2 months|
|Before 65 years 1 month|
|Month in which you complete 65 years||By signing in this month your Part B start date will be delayed|
|After 65 years 1 month||By signing in months after you turn 65,your date to get Part B benefits will be delayed|
|After 65 years 2 months|
|After 65 years 3 months|
If you want to sign up after initial enrollment period, you have to pay high premium due to late enrollment. The general enrollment period starts from January 1 to March 31 each year. In this case the Part B benefits begin from July 1.