Check out these additional resources to help with the next steps of your Medicare journey.
You know a little more about Medicare and its parts. You’ve learned what decisions you need to make before you enroll. Now it’s time to take the next step—and that often leads to a few more questions.
How do I learn more about Medicare?
This website is designed to help you understand the basics of your Medicare coverage choices. It also includes a summary of Medicare programs that may be available to you. It’s easy to learn more. You can always come back to Medicare Made Clear™.
- Or call 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711. Representatives are available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
You can also contact Medicare directly.
- Official Medicare website: Medicare.gov
- Medicare Helpline: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How do I find out if I’m eligible for help with Medicare costs?
Call your state’s Medical Assistance or Medicaid office. They can answer questions about programs like Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly Helps individuals over the age of 55 live independently in their communities for as long as possible by providing them with a combination of medical, social and long-term care services. PACE is available only in states that have chosen to offer it as part of their Medicaid program. (PACE) and the Medicare Savings ProgramMedicaid program that helps eligible people pay some or all of their Medicare premiums and deductibles..
For more information, you can also call the Medicare Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.
I have questions about choosing a plan and my rights under Medicare. How do I get help?
Your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers free counseling to help you make decisions about Medicare coverage. In some states, this program is called the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Visit Medicare.gov to find information on your state’s SHIP or HICAP.
How do I find information about hospice care programs in my area?
Call your state's hospice care organization. To find the number for your area, call the Medicare Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.