Baby Boomers Can Now Apply for Medicare Online at Social Security Website
Cast of Patty Duke Show helping agency responsible for Social Security & Medicare enrollment
The millions of baby boomers flooding across the age marker that signals they are a senior citizens – the age of 65 – will be pleased with news from Social Security that you can now register for Medicare benefits online, if you are not ready to also sign up for Social Security. Patty Duke and the cast of her 1960s sitcom, The Patty Duke Show, are helping spread the word.
Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, said this new online application, which takes less than 10 minutes to complete, is for people reaching the Medicare eligibility age of 65 who want to delay filing for Social Security retirement benefits. Currently about a half million Americans enroll in Medicare each year without applying for monthly benefits. Social Security is responsible for enrolling Americans in both programs.