During this Social Security month, officials are clearing up how retirement benefits and Medicare coverage works.
Jack Myers with Social Security points out, they are not affiliated with Medicare but they can help folks get into those programs. He says that is often confusing for some ready to retire.
Myers explains if you are receiving Social Security benefits, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and B. He talks about what to do if you are not already taking Social Security.
According to Myers, something to consider when deciding if you want to join Medicare is your coverage through your work. He also notes there is an initial enrollment period but you can qualify for a special enrollment period later.
There is a lot to consider when enrolling in Medicare. For any questions or more information, visit the Social Security website at socialsecurity.gov.