Original Medicare, the government-sponsored health insurance program, includes Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). Because Medicare Part B typically comes with a monthly premium, some beneficiaries delay enrollment in Part B (for example, if they have health coverage through employment), and may want to enroll in Part B later.
U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents of at least five continuous years may be eligible for Medicare coverage. You’re usually enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B automatically when you turn 65 or qualify by disability at any age and you receive Social Security Administration (SSA) or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits. For details about how you qualify for automatic enrollment, see Medicare Enrollment.
You’re not automatically enrolled in Medicare Part B in all situations. Here are a few examples of when you may qualify for Part B, but you need to sign up manually:
You can sign up for Medicare Part B during the following enrollment periods:
To add Medicare Part B, contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users 1-800-325-0778), 7AM-7PM, Monday to Friday. For additional information, contact Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mon - Fri, 8am - 9pm
Sat, 10am - 7pm Central
We ask that you don’t just walk into our offices if you are ill with respiratory symptoms but instead call first before coming in to avoid unnecessarily exposing others to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Most individuals can enroll online or over the phone with one of our licensed agents to avoid one-on-one meetings. In the event that a in-person meeting is necessary you will be subject to our business screening questions prior to meeting and each person's temperature will be taken by a touch less thermometer.
The COVID-19 coronavirus can live for hours to days on surfaces like countertops and doorknobs. How long it survives depends on the material the surface is made from. Rest assured knowing the CCP has enhanced cleaning procedures for all of our offices to keep our staff and patients safe. Between patients, our office teams clean using the products EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19. We have also increased the frequency and types of cleanings we get by our professional cleaning partners to ensure our practices are safe to visit every day at any time.
In order to protect our member, friends, clients and staff, we are asking that everyone abide by the NM Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the Governor executive order that everyone wear a face covering to places where social distancing is difficult to maintain, including our offices.(Updated: 6/26/2020)
We also ask that customer's limit their guest for in-person to 1 visitor for their consultation.
If you do not have a mask one will be provided.