Does Medicare Coverage Begin If I Retire At 62


If I retire and start getting Social Security retirement benefits at age 62, will my Medicare coverage begin then too?


No. Medicare benefits based on retirement do not begin until a person is age 65. If you retire at age 62, you may be able to continue to have medical insurance coverage through your employer or purchase it from an insurance company until you reach age 65 and become eligible for Medicare.

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