“Welcome to Medicare” booklet and letter

What is it?

You’ll get this letter if you’re automatically enrolled in 

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

. Your coverage starts on the dates listed on the enclosed card. The booklet explains some important decisions you need to make, including whether you want to keep Part B.

When should I get it?

During the 7-month Initial Enrollment Period that you're first eligible for Medicare

Who sends it?


What should I do if I get these materials?

  • Read the cover letter.
  • Read the enclosed booklet carefully. It’s the official "Welcome" booklet from Medicare, and it explains 4 very important decisions you should consider now:

Download a sample

"Welcome to Medicare" cover letter [PDF, 501 KB]

"Welcome to Medicare" booklet [PDF, 304 KB]

Publication, product, or other number

Product No. 11095

Unofficial name

"Welcome to Medicare" booklet