In today's digital age, many individuals rely on the internet for its convenience and dependability. Now, retirement living seniors may be able to sign up for Medicare online.
According to AARP Bulletin Today, seniors will soon have the ability to apply for the government health care system via the web. The shift occured after older Americans were permitted to sign up for Medicare and social security benefits separately.
"Now that the full retirement age is getting later and people are delaying retirement, about 500,000 people a year are looking to file for Medicare alone," Anita Kelly Bible, manager of the online project at the Social Security Administration (SSA), told the news source.
While it's still possible to apply for Medicare on the phone or in person, retirement living seniors should remember that using the internet often saves time and stress.
People interested in this option can visit the SSA's website and click on Applying for Online Retirement/Medicare benefits.
According to the SSA those who are 62 or older may receive retirement benefits. However, active living seniors who wish to keep working have until the age of 70 to officially retire.