Medicare & You

The "Medicare & You" handbook is your official guide to Medicare. We mail an updated printed handbook to all Medicare households in late September. You can also download a copy anytime, or access it electronically for the most updated information available.

The handbook is available in many different formats and languages, including large print, braille, and more.

Keep your handbook as a reference. It has important information about:

  • Medicare benefits, costs, rights, and protections.
  • Health and drug plans.
  • Answers to common questions.
Woman holding the Medicare & You handbook in one hand and pointing at it with the other.

Choose the e-handbook

If you choose to get the handbook electronically, we'll email you a link to the PDF version each fall.

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