“Welcome to Medicare” booklet and letter (not automatically enrolled)

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?

After you enroll yourself in 

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

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, 893 KB]

"Welcome to Medicare" booklet [PDF, 137 KB]

Publication, product, or other number

Product No. 12020

Unofficial name

"Welcome to Medicare" booklet