In addition to your agent, there are other useful resources available to you.


State resources

Social Security

Administration on Aging

Medicare Helpline

Your state's Medical Assistance or Medicaid office

Your state Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Medicare & You

Online plan finders

Social Security Administration

Eldercare locator

For questions about Medicare and detailed information about plans and policies available in your area, visit or call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227, TY1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To learn whether you are eligible for financial help with the costs of Medicare, call your state's Medical Assistance or Medicaid office. They can answer questions about programs like PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and the Medicare Saving Program.

Official Medicare handbook for Medicare program, updated each year. You can download a copy at Medicare website or call the Medicare Helpline to request a copy.

For online tools to find and compare drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement policies, go to

In some states, this program is called the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).

You can also call the Medicare Helpline and ask the operator for the telephone number for your state's Medical Assistance or Medicaid office.

For help with questions about eligibility for and enrolling in Medicare or Social Security retirement benefits and disability benefits, and for questions about eligibility for help with costs of Medicare coverage,

call 1-800-772-113, TTY 1-800-325-0778,

 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This program offers free counseling for decisions about Medicare coverage. Your local office can also help you locate detailed information about the Medicare Advantage Plans, drug plans and Medicare supplement policies available in your area.

For help with questions about buying insurance, choosing a health plan, buying a stand-alone prescription drug plan, buying a Medicare supplement policy, and your rights and protections under Medicare, call your State Health Insurance Assistance Program office.

For help in finding local, state and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers in your area, call 1-800-677-1116 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Or go to


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