To get general Medicare information and other important telephone numbers.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
To get free Medicare counseling and personalized help making coverage decisions;
information on programs for people with limited income and resources; and help
with claims, billing, and appeals. For the most recent phone number information,
please visit the
Helpful Contacts Directory
To replace a Medicare card; change your address or name; get information about
Part A and/or Part B eligibility, entitlement, and enrollment; apply for Extra
Help with Medicare prescription drug costs; ask questions about premiums; and
report a death.
Coordination of Benefits Contractor
To get information on whether Medicare or your other insurance pays first and to
report changes in your insurance information.
Department of Defense
To get information about TRICARE for Life.
Department of Health and Human Services:
Office of Inspector General
If you suspect billing fraud.
Office for Civil Rights
If you think you were discriminated against or if your health information privacy
rights were violated.
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you are a veteran or have served in the U.S. military.
Office of Personnel Management
To get information about the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program for
current and retired Federal employees.
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
If you have benefits from the RRB, call them to change your address or name,
check eligibility, enroll in Medicare, replace your Medicare card, and report a
Local RRB office or
Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)
To ask questions or report complaints about the quality of care for a
Medicare-covered service or if you think your service is ending too soon.
Call 1-800-MEDICARE to get the telephone number for your QIO.