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Medicare Contact Information
Medicare (the official US Government)
Provides Medicare regulations, resources, and information.
Phone: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
TTY Phone: 1-877-486-2048
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21244-1580
A federal government website managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
Filing claims information
Authorizing another individual to access your personal health information
More Medicare.gov forms and resources
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration provides information on Social Security Income, processes Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B enrollments, and provides benefits to people who are disabled. You may apply for Medicare Part A and Part B by calling Social Security, on their website, or in-person at one of their locations. If you are already receiving Social Security Income, your enrollment may be automatic. For more information on signing up for Medicare before you become eligible or once you reach eligibility, click here.
Phone: 1-800-772-1213 Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm
TTY Phone: 1-800-325-0778
To find a local Social Security office
- Order a replacement Original Medicare card (your red, white, and blue card. To request a new insurance card, please contact your agent)
- Information on retirement benefits and Social Security Income
- More Social Security Administration information about Medicare
People who are younger than age 65, or do not have enough work credits in the USA, or otherwise do not qualify for Medicare may not enroll. Instead, they may sign up for health insurance through their employer, through their state-based or the federal Marketplace (Obamacare), or through private insurance companies. Other people may qualify for Medicaid, and children may qualify for their State Child Health Insurance Program.
- For employer-based plans, please contact your supervisor
- For Obamacare plans sold through state-based or the federal Marketplace, click here.
- For private plans, contact an independent agent in your area
- For information on the State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), click here and find your state
If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for Medicare, or have other questions, please call My Medicare Partners at 1-844-305-6169.
Please note that there is a difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is the health care program primarily for people aged 65 and older, or who qualify due to disability or illness. Medicaid is the health care program primarily for people who are considered indigent. Some people may qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.
While the Federal Government does oversee the Medicaid program, each state administers its own Medicaid program. Each state’s eligibility requirements also differ, so it’s necessary to contact your state to see if you qualify.
To get more information about Medicaid or to apply, please contact your state’s Medicaid offices. You may do an internet search to find your state’s Medicaid contact information or click here to find your state’s Medicaid application and more.
If a child does not qualify for Medicaid, it is recommended to contact the State Child Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) by clicking here.
Other Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations
While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services oversee all Medicare information, other information and resources can be found on both governmental and nonprofit organizations’ websites.
Although nonprofits are, as their names suggest, not in business to make a profit, some organizations do align themselves with insurance sales agencies. To avoid your information being sold to lead aggregator and lead vendor companies, who will in turn sell your information to dozens of insurance agents, we strongly suggest you do not provide any of your personal or contact information. As always, if someone contacts you about Medicare, always be sure to confirm that they are calling from My Medicare Partners.
- For more information on ageing, disability, and other resources for the elderly through the Office of Disability, Ageing, and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP), click here
- For information on Veterans’ benefits through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), click here
- For information on government housing assistance programs through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, click here
- For more information on registering to vote or updating your voting information through Vote.USA.gov, click here. Or, visit your county’s local Supervisor of Elections website.
Non-Profit and Non-Government Organizations for Health & Wellness and General Senior Assistance
- Diabetes, digestive, and renal care: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Cardiovascular disease and heart health: American Heart Association
- General resources for the elderly: National Institute on Aging
- Memory loss conditions: Alzheimer’s Association
- Cancer: National Cancer Institute
- Arthritis and other related illnesses: Arthritis Foundation
- Vision care: National Eye Institute
- Mental Health Care: American Psychological Association
- Jobs for people over 50: Retirement Jobs
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