If you have lost your original Medicare card ( red white and blue card) or if it has faded and you no longer have the ability to use it, you can have it replaced by either calling 1-800-MEDICARE (633-4227) or you can request a new one online through your personal account at mymedicare.gov. You can also go to your local social security office which on Hawaii is located at the following locations:
If you are thinking of buying a Medicare Supplement (or Medigap) policy, you may be concerned about the timing of your purchase. You can buy coverage during and after the open enrollment period. However, certain times may be more advantageous based on your specific situation.
Original Medicare covers a significant percentage of your costs for medical procedures, hospitalization, and supplies. However, Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, doesn’t cover everything. Consequently, if you are a Medicare beneficiary, you may be considering a Medicare Supplement.
If you’re turning 65 this year, it’s time for Medicare, whether you are retiring or continuing to work until full retirement age of 67 or beyond. While some people automatically receive Medicare Parts A and B, most of us will need to sign up for them.