Boldly Go Online To Apply For Medicare
It’s convenient, quick and easy. There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative.
Use our online application to sign up for Medicare. It takes less than 10 minutes. You can apply for Medicare even if you are not ready to retire.
In most cases, once your application is submitted electronically, you’re done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation is required. Social Security will process your application and contact you if we need more information. Otherwise you’ll receive your Medicare card in the mail.
For more information about applying for Medicare only and delaying retirement benefits, visit Applying for Medicare Only – Before You Decide.
Who can use the online application?
You can use the online Medicare application if you:
- are at least 64 years and 9 months old,
- want to sign up for Medicare but do not currently have ANY Medicare coverage and
- do not want to start receiving Social Security benefits at this time. (If you aren't sure, you can apply for Medicare now and apply online for benefits later.)
If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or health insurance based on employment, you may want to ask your personnel office or insurance company how signing up for Medicare will affect you.