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Alderman: Explore Medicare before turning 65

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Each day, approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 – and thereby become eligible for Medicare.

But becoming eligible for and actually enrolling in Medicare are two very different things. In fact, if you miss the initial window to sign up for certain parts of Medicare and later decide to enroll, you could wind up paying significantly higher premiums for the rest of your life.

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If you’re approaching 65, get familiar with these Medicare basics now:

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