If you do not enroll in a Medicare Supplement when you first go on Medicare, you may never to able to get one.
In today's internet-savvy world many people prefer to make their own decisions about Medicare without feeling pressured by someone on the phone or even a stranger sitting at their kitchen table.
The good news is you can do just that with all four major parts of Medicare - Medicare Parts A and B, your Medicare Supplement and your Medicare Part D Drug Plan.
To enroll in Medicare Parts A and B - or Medicare Part A only - all you need to do is go to www.socialsecurity.gov.
You can click on the following link to get detailed instructions on how to enroll
Click here for instructions for enrolling in Medicare online
I often hear the following from someone going Medicare who in the past has cared or currently is caring for a parent or other family member:
"My had a Plan F Medicare Supplement and it covered everything and that is what I want."
I understand that point of view completely. There is no better frame of reference for what any us of can expect with our health in the future than what we have seen or see with our parents or other older loved ones.
With a Plan F Medicare Supplement, our older loved ones can go to any doctor or hospital anywhere in the country that accepts Medicare - as almost all do - and all of their costs are covered 100 percent.