New to Medicare
Getting started with Medicare.
If you are new to Medicare, we can help you understand when you can enroll. There are several qualifying events and situations that you will need to navigate. These include:
Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period begins three months before your 65th birthday, includes your birthday month, and ends three months after you turn 65.
Working past 65
You may still qualify for Medicare coverage if you meet the enrollment criteria. Check out our Medicare Basics page to learn more.
If you have a qualifying disability, you may be able to enroll in Medicare before turning 65.
Your doctor and care team are here to help you navigate this process. If you need additional assistance, we can also offer several resources to help you make the best Medicare decisions to manage your health.
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Frequently asked questions
When can I enroll in Medicare?
Your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period is a seven-month window that begins three months before your 65th birthday, includes your birthday month, and ends three months after you turn 65.
What if I miss my enrollment date?
It’s important to take action during this window of time. If you do not enroll during this period, you could face a late enrollment penalty or a gap in coverage. To learn more, visit Medicare.gov.
Am I eligible for Medicare coverage if I'm still working?
Yes, you may be eligible for Medicare coverage if you meet the enrollment criteria. Click here to learn more.
What areas does Optum service?
We provide care for patients in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Los Angeles County and North Orange County.
Locations include Pasadena, Downtown and East Los Angeles, South Bay, Long Beach, Costa Mesa, and the San Fernando Valley.
How can I learn more about my Medicare options today?
Call us at 1-866-475-7309 (TTY: 711) and we can connect you with a licensed insurance agent.
We’re here to help. Questions? Call us at 1-866-475-7309.