Get help choosing the coverage option that’s right
• Get free, personalized counseling from your State Health Insurance
Assistance Program (SHIP)—see pages 109–112 for the phone number.
• Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call
• Visit the Medicare Plan Finder at Medicare.gov/find-a-plan
Get free help with your Medicare questions
For general Medicare questions, visit Medicare.gov, or call 1-800-MEDICARE.
See pages 101–104 to learn about other resources.
Get preventive services
Ask your doctor or other health care provider which preventive services
(like screenings, shots, and tests) you need to get. Medicare covers many
common preventive services at no cost to you. See pages 29-49 and look for
the to learn more.
Get help paying for health care
Find out if you can get help paying your health and prescription drug costs.
Go to Section 7, which starts on page 83, to see if you qualify.
Go paperless Help save tax dollars by choosing to access future “Medicare & You” handbooks electronically. See page 103 to find out how. To access and manage your personalized Medicare information online, visit MyMedicare.gov. See page 103 for details.