Employees who are approaching their 65th birthday, are actively at work and have medical insurance coverage through active employment do not need to enroll in Medicare Part B at this time, however, they should enroll in Medicare Part A. Enrollment in Part A is generally provided at no cost. The packet of information you will receive from the government concerning Medicare Part A and Part B enrollment, should include a postcard to complete and return if you do not need Medicare Part B at this time. You may also go online at http://www.ssa.gov/ or visit the local Social Security office several months prior to your 65th birthday for information concerning enrollment in Medicare Part A and Part B.
Employees who are 65 years old or older, actively at work and enrolled in USNH medical benefits do not need to enroll in Medicare Part B until they have retired and/or terminated employment or medical coverage. Several months prior to retiring, contact the Social Security office to complete a "Special Enrollment" to enroll in Medicare Part B.
Even though Medicare eligible, employees who are 65 years old or older, actively at work and enrolled in USNH medical benefits will continue to have the USNH's medical insurance remain their primary insurance.