If you are reaching age 65 and continuing to work you should contact the Social Security Administration to enroll in Medicare Part A. Medicare Part A may provide you with additional benefits beyond your Yale Health coverage. In most cases, there is no premium for Medicare Part A. You do not need to enroll in Medicare Part B if you are receiving your care at Yale Health. Yale Health will remain your primary insurance coverage until you stop working.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am reaching age 65. Do I need to take any action?
Will I be able to continue to see my physician at Yale Health once I am retired and enrolled in a Medicare program?
If you elect the Medicare Supplement with the University you may continue to use the primary departments at Yale Health and we will bill Medicare and your Medicare Supplement for your services.
If I retire from the University what happens to my coverage at Yale Health?
If you are under age 65 and eligible for retirement benefits you and your covered spouse or civil union partner and dependents may remain on Yale Health. When you (the retired member) or the enrolled spouse or civil union partner reach age 65 or become eligible for Medicare, Yale Health membership terminates and you become eligible for one of the Medicare programs offered by the University.
I am retired and covered by Medicare. I received a bill from Yale Health and I have questions. Who should I contact?
Contact Billing at 203-436-8882.
I am a Medicare patient. Can I be seen in the Dermatology Department?
No. Medicare patients are not eligible for treatment in our Dermatology Department.