If eligible, you or your spouse may postpone enrollment — or waive coverage — in Medicare Supplement and preserve the right to enroll in Medicare Supplement at a later date.
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You or your spouse may postpone enrollment in Medicare Supplement if you
If eligible, you may enroll in Medicare Supplement at a later date only if the Board has your completed, signed waiver on file, per the instructions below.
If you are Medicare-eligible: To waive Medicare Supplement coverage, you must have other qualified health coverage through an employer-sponsored plan. Complete the personal information, waiver, and authorization portions of the Medicare Supplement Enrollment, Waiver, or Withdrawal form. Submit the form to the Board before your last day of medical coverage as an active employee.
The Medicare Supplement Enrollment, Waiver, or Withdrawal form is included in the personalized retirement packet you receive after you notify the Board of Pensions of your retirement date. Three to six months before your retirement date, call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) to request a packet and submit the completed form at least 45 days before your retirement date, but no later than 30 days after your last day of medical coverage through the Board as an active employee.
If you are not Medicare-eligible: If you retire before age 65, you can preserve the right to enroll in Medicare Supplement at a later date in one of two ways:
Important: You may not enroll in Medicare Supplement at a later date unless you have a waiver on file.