November 11, 2020

YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY | Davenport, Iowa Office

By Pam Shaw
Social Security District Manager
Davenport Social Security Office

SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM EXPERTS CAN ANSWER YOUR IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

There are many online resources about Social Security, so it is important that you come to us as the first place for answers. You can find many of the answers about our programs and services on our Frequently Asked Questions page at faq.ssa.gov. We feature our most-asked questions at the top of the page to help you find answers to the most common questions quickly, like:

Are Social Security services affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

What should I do if I receive a call from someone claiming to be a Social Security employee?

How do I change or correct my name on my Social Security number card?

How do I apply for a new or replacement Social Security number card?

How can I get a Social Security Statement that shows a record of my earnings and an estimate of my future benefits?

You can also browse by topics like:

  • Disability.
  • Social Security Payments.
  • Retirement.
  • Medicare.

You can visit our publications library at www.ssa.gov/pubs for detailed information on nearly all of our topics. We make each publication available in text, audio, and downloadable formats.

SIGN UP FOR MEDICARE PART B ONLINE

For many people, signing up for Medicare Part B doesn’t require you to leave the comfort of home.

Please visit our Medicare Part B webpage at secure.ssa.gov/acu/ophandler/loginSuccess if:

  • You’re enrolled in Medicare Part A.
  • You would like to enroll in Part B during the Special Enrollment Period.

You can complete form CMS-40B (Application for Enrollment in Medicare – Part B [Medical Insurance]) at www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms-Items/CMS017339 and CMS-L564 at www.cms.gov/Medicare/CMS-Forms/CMS-Forms/Downloads/CMS-L564E.pdf (Request for Employment Information) online.

You can also fax the CMS-40B and CMS-L564 to 1-833-914-2016; or return forms by mail to your local Social Security office. Please contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) if you have any questions.

Note: When completing the forms:

State, “I want Part B coverage to begin (MM/YY)” in the remarks section of the CMS-40B form or online application.

If your employer is unable to complete Section B, please complete that portion as best you can on behalf of your employer without your employer’s signature.

Submit one of the following types of secondary evidence by uploading it from a saved document on your computer:

  • Income tax returns that show health insurance premiums paid.
  • W-2s reflecting pre-tax medical contributions.
  • Pay stubs that reflect health insurance premium deductions.
  • Health insurance cards with a policy effective date.
  • Explanations of benefits paid by the GHP or LGHP.
  • Statements or receipts that reflect payment of health insurance premiums.

Please let your friends and loved ones know about this online, mail, or fax option.

Filed Under: Finance, Retirement