The age for Medicare eligibility remains unchanged

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By Emily Brandon – U.S. News & World Report – February 15, 2018

Most Baby Boomers are eligible to claim their full Social Security benefit at age 66. However, Americans who turn 62 in 2018 must delay claiming Social Security for an additional four months in order to claim their full benefit. The full retirement age will continue to increase in two-month increments each year until it hits 67 for everyone born in 1960 or later.

Workers who wait until 66 or later to sign up for Social Security still must sign up for Medicare at 65, or maintain other health insurance to avoid Medicare late enrollment penalties. Here’s how the Social Security full retirement age is changing:

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