In Reply to: Re: SS Benefits posted by Dean on January 18, 2018 at 11:29:33:
When I turned 65 the insurance that I had from the company I retired at morphed into an Advantage plan. And I had to pay more than I was willing to. The company paid my insurance for 10 years after I retired.
When I turned 65 I had to deal with Medicare, part B and part D. The company I work for now offered to pay my insurance obviating the need for part B and part D. As long as you have coverage that is rated as "Creditable Coverage" you will not incur penalaties for not having part B or part D.
If the company you work for now is willing to insure you post retirement, they should provide you with a letter stating that you have Creditable Coverage. These letter generally are issued yearly.
Until that coverage expires, you will not incur part B or part D penalties. You have a grace period after that coverage expires, in which you are supposed to sign up for B and D,but I do not remember how many days that is.