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Medicare 101

If you’re new or just want to understand Medicare a little better, check out this quick guide. It’s a great first step to learning about your options.

Exploring your Medicare options

Want more info on the types of plans to choose from? This video explains the difference between Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Original Medicare.

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Exploring your Medicare options

Want more info on the types of plans to choose from? This video explains the difference between Medicare Advantage, Supplement and Original Medicare.

Get one-on-one help

We’re here to answer your questions and offer one-on-one help. If you want to chat about your Medicare options, you can call 1-888-770-8840, TTY 711, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET or contact us online.
We’re here to answer your questions and offer one-on-one help. If you want to chat about your Medicare options, you can call 1-888-770-8840, TTY 711, 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET or contact us online.

Talk to an advisor

You don’t have to wade through the information on your own. Just call us and we’ll walk you through it personally.

1-888-770-8840, TTY 711

1-888-770-8840, TTY 711

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You'll learn more about Medicare and have the opportunity to get answers to your questions. 

Get plan details by mail

If you’d like copies of the plan options mailed to you, just fill out this short form and we’ll send them right away.

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How to enroll

When you’re ready to enroll in Medicare, you have options.

Online

Just log in or create an account here and we’ll get you signed up!

Phone

If you’d rather talk to a person, just call 1-888-770-8840, TTY 711. We’d be happy to walk you through your options.
If you’d rather talk to a person, just call 1-888-770-8840, TTY 711. We’d be happy to walk you through your options.

Mail

Just click to download the form for your plan. Fill it out, sign and mail it to the address on the form.

UNDERSTANDING MEDICARE ENROLLMENT

Let’s help answer some common Medicare questions

I’m turning 65. When should I sign up?

You can sign up for Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan during the three months before, the month of and the three months after your 65th birthday. If you don’t sign up for prescription drug coverage or a plan with prescription drug coverage during that time, you may pay a penalty on your premium once you do. You can read more in our Medicare 101 Guide

When can I sign up for or switch plans?

The Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage goes from October 15 to December 7. If you don’t sign up then, you’ll have to wait until the next year, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period when you have a big life change like getting married or losing your coverage. Call us if you have questions.

What’s your biggest piece of advice for me for choosing a plan?

When comparing plans, ask yourself these questions first. Can you still see your favorite doctors? If the plan you're considering has prescription coverage, are all your drugs covered? What extra benefits do you get like dental, fitness and vision? And is it better for you to spend less per month and more each time you get care, or vice versa?

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find your covered drugs

When you’re choosing a plan, check to make sure you can see the doctors you want.

FIND CARE

See if your prescriptions are covered. Our BlueElite and BlueAdvantage Freedom plans don't include Part D prescription drug coverage.

2022 BlueAdvantage Prescription Drug List

2021 BlueAdvantage Prescription Drug List

2021 BlueEssential Prescription Drug List