Preparing to turn 65


If you’re nearing the age of 65, it’s time to start thinking seriously about Medicare. Making a plan early could save you a lot of trouble later on.

As your initial enrollment period approaches it’s important to know if you will be enrolled automatically into Medicare, or if you need to enroll yourself. This usually depends on whether or not you are getting Social Security benefits or if you are still working. If you are not getting Social Security, you likely need to enroll in a Medicare plan. If you are still working at the age of 65 you may choose to delay enrolling in a Medicare plan until retirement.

If you avoid signing up for Medicare Part B as soon as you are eligible, it may result in a few or higher premiums later on. 

There are certain times when you can sign up for Medicare or change your plan. Your Initial Enrollment Period begins three months before you turn 65, includes your birth month, and ends three months after you turn 65. If you enroll before your 65th birthday, your coverage will begin the next month. Each year you can review your plan during the Annual Enrollment Period, October 15 to December 7.

There are a lot of options when it comes to Medicare and you may be able to get help covering the costs. That’s why it’s important to sit down with a knowledgeable broker like Dee to go over your options and select a plan that works well for you. Call today to start making your plan for Medicare coverage!

Diane “Dee” Lee Insurance, is an experienced licensed insurance broker and representative providing Medicare (parts A and B), supplemental Medicare, Medicare Advantage (part C) and Medicare Prescription (part D) plans. Diane Dee Lee Insurance also provides healthcare plans to cover dental vision, hospital stays and more. Serving as a Medicare Broker in Deer Valley, Peoria, Glendale, the Phoenix-metro area, as well as the counties of Pima, Pinal, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Apache, Navajo, Maricopa and Yavapai. Licensed and appointed with multiple insurance carriers, Dee is available to meet in person (with necessary social distancing guidelines) or virtually. Please call (623) 251-6612 or email