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Getting started with Medicare

Information for people who are just getting started with Medicare. Includes information about whether you're eligible for Medicare and whether you get Medicare automatically. Also includes your Medicare coverage choices and how Medicare works with other insurance.

How do I get Parts A & B?

Find out how to get Part A and Part B. Some people get Medicare automatically, but some don't and may need to sign up.

I have employer coverage

Find out what you need to do if you have employer coverage and you're turning 65, are over 65, are under 65 and have a disability.

Apply for Medicare online

Apply online for Medicare on Social Security's website.

When can I join a health or drug plan?

Find out when you can sign up for or change your Medicare coverage. This includes your Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) or Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D).

Types of Medicare health plans

Medicare Advantage, Medicare Savings Accounts, Cost Plans, demonstration/pilot programs, PACE, and Medication Therapy Management.

Find health & drug plans

Find and compare drug plans, health plans, and Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policies.

Check your enrollment

Check your current or future Medicare enrollment.