At Age 65
You become Medicare-eligible at age 65. If you are already receiving Social Security income benefits when you turn 65, you will be enrolled automatically in Medicare Parts A and B (unless you decline Part B); otherwise, you must apply for Medicare. To maintain the maximum level of medical plan benefits through the Company, you must be enrolled in both Part A and Part B of Medicare when eligible. It is recommended that you do this three months before turning 65.
Please note
If you enroll in a Medicare Part D drug plan outside of PG&E's Open Enrollment process, you will lose your Company -sponsored medical plan.
Medicare also offers Medicare Part D, which is a prescription drug benefit for those eligible for Medicare. However, it's very important that you do NOT enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan outside of PG&E's Open Enrollment process. In some medical plans that PG&E offers for Medicare-eligible individuals, such as the HMOs, you will actually be enrolling in Part D through PG&E's Open Enrollment process. In other plans that PG&E offers for Medicare-eligible individuals, such as the self-funded plans administered by Anthem Blue Cross, you will receive the benefit of Medicare Part D without actually enrolling in an external Part D drug plan
  • To request a Medicare application, call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213, go online at https://secure.ssa.gov/iCLM/rib, or visit your local office at the address listed in your phone book.