There have been major phone system delays with Social Security in 2022 that hindered people from enrolling in Medicare.
Now, those who’s enrollment periods have ended can ask for additional time to enroll.
You can visit a local Social Security office or call 1-800-772-1213.
Your state health insurance assistance program center may assist you as well.
You just need to inform the staff you’ve had issues getting through on the phone to enroll.
Enrolling in Medicare with equitable relief
If you apply for the equitable relief, you have until Dec. 30 to enroll in Medicare.
The general enrollment period ended March 31, 2022.
By choosing to sign up for the relief, you can avoid late enrollment penalties.
In addition to penalties being waived, those who ran up medical bills can request retroactive Medicare coverage as far back as Jan. 1, 2022.