I will turn 65 next year, but will continue working. Should I enroll in Medicare then and how much will it cost each month?

Published: December 2, 2020

Full question: I will turn 65 on June 12,2021 and I plan on still working until I’m 70 if my health allows it. Should I stop paying my health insurance then ($600/mo.) and pick up Medicare with a supplemental plan? And if I did this, how much a month do I have to pay for Medicare since I won’t be drawing a check each month for them to take it out?


Your questions are best answered by a Medicare insurance broker in your state and local area, who can help you weigh the options specific to your insurance needs and details.

You can find Medicare agents at the National Association of Health Underwriters, nahu.org, Find An Agent. I recommend you search in your zip code of those with NAHU certifications in Medicare.

It is best to do this at least three months prior to your 65th birthday. Good luck!


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