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I am 67 yo. if I start collecting SS do I have to start

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I am 67 yo. if I start collecting SS do I have to start medicare too? I have excellent healthcare insurance but will lose it if I start Medicare. Thank you.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 4 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

No, you can apply for social security benefits and keep your own insurance. But the longer you postpone applying for Medicare, the higher your Medicare premium will be when you apply.

https://www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/part-b-costs/penalty/part-b-late-enrollment-penalty.html

Expert:  emc011075 replied 4 months ago.

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