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Sign up for Medicare Part B Online, by Fax or Mail

August 6, 2020 • By

Last Updated: August 6, 2020

For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home.  Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage if:

  1. You are already enrolled in Medicare Part A.
  2. You would like to enroll in Part B during the Special Enrollment Period.

You can complete form CMS-40B (Application for Enrollment in Medicare – Part B [Medical Insurance]) and CMS-L564 (Request for Employment Information) online.

You can also fax the CMS-40B and CMS-L564 to 1-833-914-2016; or return forms by mail to your local Social Security office.  Please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) if you have any questions.  

 Note:  When completing the forms:

  • State, “I want Part B coverage to begin (MM/YY)” in the remarks section of the CMS-40B form or online application.
  • If your employer is unable to complete Section B, please complete that portion as best you can on behalf of your employer without your employer’s signature.
  • Submit one of the following types of secondary evidence by uploading it from a saved document on your computer:
    • Income tax returns that show health insurance premiums paid.
    • W-2s reflecting pre-tax medical contributions.
    • Pay stubs that reflect health insurance premium deductions.
    • Health insurance cards with a policy effective date.
    • Explanations of benefits paid by the GHP or LGHP.
    • Statements or receipts that reflect payment of health insurance premiums.

 Please let your friends and loved ones know about this online, mail, or fax option.

 


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  1. Albert L.

    I am in the process of applying Part B for me and my spouse, have CMS-L564 and CMS-40B completed and ready to send in, need to know the web site address to send in , ssa.gov/medicare-partb-sep is the server IP address I try and could not be found, please advise, thank you. Is the field office in Fresno open so I can drop off documents?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Albert, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to submit the Medicare Part B enrollment forms.

  2. Kirandeep k.

    Hello sir or madam
    My name is Kirandeep kaur . I get my work permit 4months ago after that I received letter from social security office that I have to come office to apply 1st social security number. May I know when you are reopen your office or there is any other way to get social security number. Because without that I cannot work . Please let me if there is any salution. I am waiting from 4months

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Kirandeep, thanks for using our blog. We continue to process Social Security Numbers and issue cards for certain lawful immigrants, we call these processes Enumeration at Entry (EAE) and Enumeration beyond Entry(EBE).

      If these automated processes are not available to you, we will schedule an in-office appointment for a new card request for those with a critical need. Appointment availability is based on available staff and office operating status. Please call your local office to see if an in-office appointment is necessary and possible. To contact your local office, please look for the local office telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator under “Social Security Office Information” for the office you select. The toll-free “Office” number is your local office.

  3. Nancy E.

    I do not want to subscribe. Thank you

  4. Heon G.

    I arrived in the United States on 6/6. And last week I received permanent residence card. When do I get the Social Security number card?
    My name is Heon Gi Kim. USCIS# 066 827 751, Date of Birth 22 SEP 1962.

  5. DAVID G.

    HOW DO I SIGN FOR MEDICARE –

    • Vonda V.

      Hi David, thanks for using our blog. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions web page for details on how to sign up for Medicare. We hope this is helpful!

  6. Connie B.

    I think I’m already enrolled in Medicare part B please let me know. I need all my coverage. Thank you.

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Connie, thank you for your question. You can log in to or create a my Social Security account to check out your Medicare details in the Benefit and Payment Details tab.

      If you still have questions, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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  8. Majid N.

    I have Medicare part A for about 6 years. Can I add part B now. Does it cover for Diabetes?. How much it cost me with $1927.00 monthly SSA?

    • Vonda V.

      Hi Majid, thanks for using our blog. In most cases, if you don’t sign up for Medicare when you’re first eligible, you may have to pay a higher monthly premium which is why we advise people to apply for Medicare benefits as soon as they are eligible. However, if you were covered under a group health plan based on your or your spouse’s current employment, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) that will let you sign up for Medicare Part B. You have an 8-month SEP to sign up for Part A and/or Part B that starts at one of these times (whichever happens first):
      • The month after the employment ends
      • The month after group health plan insurance based on current employment ends.

      Usually, you don’t pay a late enrollment penalty if you sign up during a SEP.

      If you don’t qualify for an SEP, you will have to wait for the General Enrollment Period (GEP) to sign up. The GEP lasts from January 1 through March 31. Coverage would begin July 1. Most people who sign up for Part B during the GEP will have a 10 percent increase in monthly premiums for each 12-month period they did not enroll, but were eligible.

      You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  9. JOHN M.

    PLEASE MAIL APPLICATION FOR MEDICINE PART B

  10. Song, B.

    I have Medicare A and B since 2005. I was never told that I need to sign up for Medicare Part B. The place I worked was out of business in 2005. Why am I required to sign up for Medicare B now? Not then? Thanks.

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