About to Reach the Medicare Milestone?

Medicare Health Plans

If so, you may be getting information overload. Find out what you really need to know with help from BPJ. We truly cut through the clutter.

Step 1: Enroll in Original Medicare

If you are not already getting retirement benefits, you should contact Social Security about three months before your 65th birthday to sign up for Medicare. You can sign up for Medicare even if you do not plan to retire at age 65. Review your current health plan and employer group size with your group administrator to make the correct choices regarding Medicare A and B.

There’s no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. Use the online application to sign up for Medicare. It’s convenient, quick and easy and takes less than 10 minutes.

For more information about filing for Medicare and to file online go to the Social Security Website.

For information about Medicare the website is also a valuable resource. An official Medicare handbook created by the U.S. government called Medicare & You can be downloaded.

1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227)

TTY: 1-877-486-2048

Social Security – Find out if you’re eligible for Part A and/or Part B and how to enroll, make changes to your Part A and or Part B coverage, apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs and ask questions about Part A and Part B premiums.


TTY: 1-800-325-0778

Step 2: Decide if You Need Additional Coverage

Here Are Two Ways to Get It:

OPTION 1) Add one or both of “Medicare Supplement Insurance” and “Medicare Part D” to Original Medicare.

  • Medicare Supplement Insurance covers some of the costs not paid by Original Medicare Parts A and B
  • Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs

OPTION 2) Choose a Medicare Advantage plan.

  • Medicare Advantage (Part C) – Part C combines Part A (hospital) and Part B (doctor); Provides additional benefits; Most plans cover prescription drugs


*Neither Barker Phillips Jackson nor its agents are connected with the Federal Medicare Program. *

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.

Contact BPJ today to discuss your insurance options.