Turning 65 soon? Avoid enrollment penalties with this guide from Providers.com.

If you’re ready to enroll in a Medicare plan for the first time, it’s better to do it sooner than later. There are potential enrollment penalties for waiting that can result in higher premiums. Some penalties can last for years without you knowing. Fill out the form to get your FREE copy of the Medicare Enrollment Penalties Guide and learn about enrollment penalties, how long they last, and how much they affect your premiums.

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  • If you’re turning 65 soon, you have an Initial Enrollment Period, which lasts seven months (three months before your birthday month, your birthday month, and three months after).

  • During this period, enroll in either Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Part D, or a Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • If you wait to enroll in the later months or after this Initial Enrollment Period, you may see a delay in coverage and/or penalties.