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I am 69, and will be laid off from my job (after 35 years) at the end of this year 2019.
The company will continue to provide medical benefit (Cobra)for 1 year after the lay off date.
I applied for Medicare part A when I turned 65.
To avoid the penalty for late signing to Medicare part B, when should I start it ?

1. at the end of 2019 when my employment ends
2. At the end of 2020 when the medical benefit from my current company ends?
3. Any other time ? I heard about the 8-month rule but do not know how it works

Will appreciate your input.

Bridgewate
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