Yes, You Can Sign Up for Medicare While You’re Still Working

And your wallet might thank you — for many, Medicare is a better deal than their company’s health insurance.

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As inflation and a rocky stock market continue to eat away at the nest eggs of older workers approaching retirement, working longer than expected is increasingly on the table. But a recent Allsup survey found that fully one-third of those nearing retirement age (62-64) who plan to keep working past 65 don’t understand they can sign up for what is often more affordable Medicare coverage, even while they’re still employed.

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Bethany Cissell
Account Manager and Health Care Benefits Expert, Allsup

Bethany Cissell, a health care benefits expert, has been with Allsup for about 10 years and has experience in federal disability and health insurance programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare. This includes knowledge of Medicare plan selection and Medicare benefits coordination with private health insurance plans. She serves as Health Care Insurance Services Account Manager and oversees the operations team assisting Allsup customers, including employees, former employees and retirees. She is regularly involved in the successful implementation and delivery of services to more than 250 organizations nationwide, including a large selection of Fortune 1000 employers.