“Welcome to Medicare” booklet and letter

What is it?

This letter includes your Medicare card, and the booklet explains important decisions you may need to make now that you have Medicare

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 materials carefully as soon as you get them because they explain important decisions that 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