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Age Is Just a Number

August 06, 2019

Whether you’re thinking about retirement, putting it off for a few more years or just curious about Medicare and Medicare plans, Anthem is here for you.

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Have questions? Call us today 1-855-679-8874 (TTY: 711), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 5 days a week.

*Predicted percentage of 64- to 74-year-olds who will remain in the labor force by 2022: 32%

Americans 85 years old or older who worked in 2016: 255,000

Percent of the 65-and-older population employed in the U.S. workforce: 19.3%

Medicare facts to know:
  • If you’re eligible for Social Security — even if you defer it — you’re eligible for Medicare.
  • If you’re eligible and don’t enroll, you could be charged a penalty that increases each year until you enroll.
  • If you currently get a subsidy to help pay for your health care, your subsidy could go away when you are eligible for Medicare.
  • If you miss your initial enrollment period, you may experience a gap in medical coverage.

Always check with your employer to see what they offer.

Helpful Resources:

Watch Anthem’s “Making Sense of Medicare” video to learn more about how Medicare works.

Sign up to receive the “Medicare and You” eHandbook provided by the U.S. Government on the site.

Start researching your options on our online store.

Explore Anthem’s member exclusive PlanMatch site and eliminate the guess work. It offers a personal plan recommendation based on your history with us and will guide you all the way through the application process.

*Walter, Chelle Koster. “Aging, still working.” Fort Myers Florida Weekly, 07 November, 2018,

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