What is it?
You’ll get this letter if you enroll yourself in
. Your coverage starts on the dates listed on the enclosed card. The booklet explains some important decisions you need to make, including whether you should sign up for Part B if you haven't already.
When should I get it?
After you enroll yourself in Part A and/or Part B
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:
Should I sign up for Part B if I haven't already? You pay a monthly
for Part B. There are risks for not signing up for Part B. Whether it’s best for you to sign up or not depends on your situation.
How should I get my Medicare coverage? (
Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)
Do I need
Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D)
Do I need a Medicare Supplement Insurance (
Download a sample
Publication, product, or other number
Product No. 12020
"Welcome to Medicare" booklet