Considering Medicare While Still Employed? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Are you approaching retirement age but still working? Or maybe you’re eligible for Medicare but wondering whether it’s the right time to enroll? Let’s talk about it! 

Medicare is a valuable resource for many Americans, offering essential healthcare coverage for those 65 years and older. (In certain circumstances it is offered to those under 65.) But what if you’re still employed and have health insurance through your employer?  

Here are a few key points to consider: 

  • Understand Your Options: You may have the option to delay enrolling in Medicare if you’re still covered by an employer-sponsored health plan. However, it is essential to understand the rules and deadlines for enrollment to avoid penalties in the future. 
  • Evaluate Your Coverage: Take a close look at your current health insurance coverage through your employer. Does it provide comprehensive coverage? Are there any gaps or limitations? Understanding your existing benefits can help you make an informed decision about Medicare enrollment. 
  • Plan for the Transition: Transitioning from employer-sponsored health insurance to Medicare can be complex. It’s essential to plan ahead and consider factors such as timing, coverage needs, and potential out-of-pocket costs. 
  • Consult with a Professional: Navigating the ins and outs of Medicare can be overwhelming. Consider seeking advice from a qualified healthcare professional or Medicare specialist who can provide personalized guidance based on your unique situation. 

Remember, there is no one a size fits all when it comes to Medicare Enrollment. It ultimately depends on your individual circumstances and healthcare needs. 

If you’re still unsure about whether to take Medicare while employed, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare coverage. 

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Laura Booty

Laura Booty is the owner of LB Insurance Solutions. She is fully certified and has expertise in all aspects of health insurance including Medicare programs, traditional marketplace insurance, small group and short-term plans. To learn more, visit