Be an informed Medicare Plans Washington consumer. Know your rights. As a person with Medicare, you have certain rights and protection designed to help protect you and make sure you get the health care services the law says you can get.
Mistake 1: Signing up too early or too late for Medicare and its parts
If you are aging into Medicare, your Initial Enrollment Period is based on your 65th birthday. To avoid long-term penalties, make sure you know what you have to choose—and by when. If you or your spouse are still working when you turn 65 and your insurance meets certain requirements,
Less than half of the Baby Boomers know that Medicare eligibility begins at 65 years for those who are not disabled. More than half are unfamiliar with Medicare prescription drug coverage, even though Medicare Part D is now in its ninth year.