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Turning 65: Planning for Medicare

As you approach your 65th birthday, we know you have questions about transitioning to Medicare. The resources on this page answer many questions about enrolling in Medicare and selecting a PERACare Medicare plan.

To make this process easier, we suggest the following:

  • Watch this quick Turning 65 video.
  • Register for one of our helpful 45-minute webinar sessions below to learn about Medicare, get an overview of PERACare’s Medicare Advantage plan options, and when and how to enroll.
  • Review the Turning 65: How PERACare Works with Medicare booklet for detailed plan and enrollment information. See "Learn More" below.

If you decide to enroll in a PERACare Medicare plan, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Enroll in Medicare Part B (and Medicare Part A if you are eligible to receive it at no cost).
  2. Submit the appropriate PERACare Enrollment/Change Form listed below to PERA prior to your requested effective date, but no more than 90 days in advance. You may submit your enrollment form online by logging into your PERA account (recommended) or you can download or order the form below. Please note, if you are not currently enrolled in a PERACare health plan, you must also submit a Certification of Previous Health Care Coverage form, which is also listed below.
  3. Once you receive your Medicare card, submit a Medicare Card Submission Form to PERA.
Register for a Webinar 

Health care may be one of your biggest concerns in retirement. If you are retired, or about to retire, you may want to check out a 45-minute PERACare Information Webinar that explains the retiree health care, dental and vision plan insurance options offered through PERA.

Retiree health plans are offered for people under 65 and for people over 65 and on Medicare, so please choose a webinar based on your age. If you would like to cover your spouse and/or child(ren) and some of you are over age 65 and eligible for Medicare and others are not, we suggest you check out both webinars. We’ll cover everything you need to know including an overview of the plans, enrollment opportunities, and paperwork you’ll need to submit.

Are you about to turn age 65?