Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) Selection Letter

What is it?

The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) is a survey of people with Medicare. We use it to learn more about things like how people get their health care, the rising cost of health care, and how satisfied people are with their care.  

You may be selected to participate in the MCBS. If so, you’ll get a letter explaining that someone from NORC at the University of Chicago will be in touch to set up an interview. NORC is the company that helps us conduct the survey.

When should I get it?

Late summer, and as additional COVID-19 survey responses are needed.

Who sends it?


What should I do if I get this notice?

Consider participating in the survey so you're ready to respond when an interviewer contacts you for an interview.

Download a sample

MCBS Advance Letter [PDF, 102 KB]

MCBS Follow-up Letter [PDF, 130 KB]

MCBS Reminder Postcard [PDF, 224 KB]

NGACO COVID-19 Advance Letter [PDF, 624 KB]

MCBS COVID-19 Advance Letter [PDF, 499 KB]

Publication, product, or other number

OMB No. 0938-0568

Unofficial name

MCBS letter