If you were working when you turned 65, you may have chosen to delay your Part B (outpatient services) and have stayed on your employer benefit plan. Your decision to enroll onto Part B may be: because you are deciding to retire /or/ cut back on your hours so you wouldn’t be entitled to the employer benefit plan /or/ the employer plan’s coverage may have diminished /or/ the cost for the coverage has greatly increased.
To activate Part B, there are 2 forms that Social Security requires. One form is completed by the employer indicating the date your benefits with the company will terminate (either voluntarily or involuntarily). The second form is completed by the individual/beneficiary wanting to go onto Part B. Both forms need to be submitted to Social Security (the administrative arm for Medicare) to activate the Part B benefit.
If you also want to start collecting Social Security benefits, you should request an appointment with Social Security to discuss what your Social Security benefit will be and when it will start at the same time you are providing them with the request to enroll onto Part B.