For those who are turning or have turned 65 years of age, it may be time to file for Medicare. Andy Hardwick Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Office says for those who missed the Medicare filing date those folks must wait until the next open enrollment period to file. Please note the open enrollment period is from January through March. There is an exception to this rule. Andy Hardwick says for those still working and covered under your employer’s health care plan or if you are not working but are covered under a spouse’s employer’s health care, you do not have to file for Medicare during this time. Mr. Hardwick encourages anyone with questions about Medicare to check their website or call the National 800 Number toll-free at 1-800-772-1213.