Auto-Enrollment Notice

What is it?

If you get this YELLOW notice it means you automatically qualify for 

Extra Help

 because you qualify for Medicare and 

Medicaid [Glossary]

 and currently get 

benefits [glossary]

 through Original Medicare. You'll be automatically enrolled in a Medicare drug plan unless you decline coverage or join a plan yourself.

When should I get it?

You may get this notice at any time.

Who sends it?


What should I do if I get this notice?

  • Keep the notice.
  • You don't need to apply to get Extra Help.
  • If you don't join a plan, Medicare will enroll you in one.
  • Compare Medicare drug plans with others to meet your needs.

Download a sample

"Auto-Enrollment Notice [PDF, 680 KB]"

Get this notice in Spanish [PDF, 597 KB].

Publication, product, or other number

Product No. 11154

Unofficial name

YELLOW notice