You have options for how you enroll.
Medicare.gov is a good place to start when you’re enrolling for the first time or changing your coverage. You can research plans and apply online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When first enrolling, you can also apply by phone or in person at any Social Security office. Call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, to make an appointment. If you live outside the United States and its territories, contact the nearest U.S. Social Security office, U.S. Embassy or consulate, or the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) in the Philippines.
Once you’re enrolled in Medicare, you can apply for a Medicare Advantage plan, prescription drug plan or Medicare supplement insurance plan at Medicare.gov or directly with most insurance companies. You can apply online, by phone or through a local insurance agent. Many agents hold events at community locations where you can go and get your questions answered first-hand and in person. Watch for announcements in the mail, at your pharmacy or anywhere else that community events might be held in your neighborhood.
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Help is available.
Contact any of the following to get help with your Medicare enrollment questions. You can also view additional Medicare resources that may be of help to you.
Medicare Made Clear
This site is a good place to start for help with your Medicare enrollment questions. If you still need more, you can speak with a Medicare Made Clear representative. Call 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711. Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
Medicare & You
This is the official Medicare handbook for Medicare programs. It is updated each year. You can download a copy at Medicare.gov or call the Medicare Helpline to request a copy. Medicare's online tools can also help you compare drug plans, Medicare Advantage (Part C) plans and Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plans.
For questions about Medicare enrollment and for detailed information about plans in your area, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or visit Medicare.gov.
Social Security Administration
For questions about Medicare eligibility, Medicare enrollment and help with the cost of Medicare, call 1-800-772-1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday. You can also get answers to questions about Social Security retirement and disability benefits.
Your current health plan
Your health plan’s customer service center can answer questions you may have about your current coverage and your other coverage choices. Call the number on your identification card.