Information via the Colo Gerontological Society:
Medicare began the transition from utilizing Social Security numbers (SSN) to a new combination of letters and numbers, known as the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), in 2018. Up until 12/31/2019, we have been able to continue submit apps with SSNs.No can do now. As of 1/1/2020, a MBI is required on applications to supplement and Medicare Advantage insurers.This will most greatly impact people entering Medicare and not allowing enough time to receive their Medicare numbers. I've often said that the hardest part of Medicare enrollment is NOT choosing the right Med Advantage or supplement plan, but it's getting your number from Medicare/Social Security!You need to allow yourself 3-4 weeks prior to the effective date you desire to obtain that MBI.Regardless of whether you are just turning 65 or older and retiring, I can help you with the entire enrollment process - getting that MBI, supplement or Med Advantage and Rx plans.
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