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Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc.

Post Office Box 2421, Kingston, NY 12402

Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc.

"Center for Justice, Advocacy and Healing"

Medicare Informational Blog


Did you know that thousands of individuals are turning 65 daily? If you've recently turned 65 or will soon be this information will be helpful. Here are a few things that you need to know. 


1. You may initially enroll in Medicare 3 months before your birthday.

2. You may also enroll in Medicare during your birth month and 3 months after. 

3. You do not have to start collecting Social Security in order to enroll in Medicare.

4. If you enroll between October 15 through December 7 your coverage will begin January 1, 2023.


Below are a few important things you need to know about MEDICARE. Medicare is a health insurance program designed to assist individuals who qualify with the cost of healthcare. It's available to eligible persons age 65 and in some cases individuals under the age of 65 with certain conditions can apply. To avoid gaps in your insurance coverage it is recommended that you consider enrolling. 


If you are currently receiving Social Security Benefits of Railroad Retirement Board benefits you will automatically 

receive Medicare Part A and Part B beginning the first day you turn 65. If your birthday is on the first day or the month, Medicare Part A and Part B will start the first day of the prior month. 


If you have ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), you will receive Part A and Part B automatically the month your Social Security disability begins. If you have any questions about Medicare, or your Medicare card has been lost or damaged contact Medicare by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)


If you are turning 65 and in the process of preparing for retirement you are reaching a major milestone in your life. 

Even though this may be your first time enrolling in Medicare the process doesn't have to be complex. 

If you want to receive information by mail, email or phone please complete the contact form. 


If you reside in the state of New York or New Jersey a licensed insurance agent can answer any questions you may have about Medicare. You may ask about the preventive services Medicare covers at no cost.


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