When Your Spouse or Registered Domestic Partner Turns 65
In general, your spouse or registered domestic partner becomes Medicare-eligible when he or she turns 65. If your spouse or registered domestic partner is already receiving Social Security income benefits at age 65, he or she will be enrolled automatically in Medicare Parts A and B (unless Part B is declined); otherwise, he or she must apply for Medicare. To maintain the maximum level of medical plan benefits through the Company, your spouse or registered domestic partner must be enrolled in both Part A and Part B of Medicare, when eligible.
Please note
If your spouse or registered domestic partner enrolls in a Medicare Part D drug plan outside of PG&E's Open Enrollment process, he or she 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 your spouse or registered domestic partner does NOT enroll in Medicare Part D 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.