Online Medicare Enrollment Resources
May 1, 2020
If you have a Medicare-eligible client who is signing up for Medicare either due to a recent job loss or is aging into Medicare, we are providing a few resources for you to help them through the process. Even though South Carolina’s Social Security Administration (SSA) Offices are closed due to COVID-19, they offer many of their in-person services online such as applying for Medicare, ordering a replacement Medicare card and checking the status of an application.
Helpful websites and resources
- Medicare Online Services: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/
- How to Apply for Medicare Online Overview: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10531.pdf
- SSA’s COVID-19 Resource Page: https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/
You can also check this web page for updates on local office openings.
While online services are recommended, consumers can call the SSA office at 800-772-1213, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The SSA recommends calling Wednesday – Friday due to shorter wait times.
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