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The 4 Biggest Myths about Enrolling in Medicare Online

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With Medicare being such a massive federal program, it’s no surprise that myths abound. There’s certainly no shortage of information about Medicare online but not all of it’s accurate. We want to shed some light on common myths about Medicare online enrollment. We hope that knowing the facts will make your Medicare enrollment experience easier.

Myths About Medicare Online Enrollment

Myth: You can’t enroll in Medicare online.

Fact: You absolutely can enroll in Medicare plans online. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers online forms for Medicare Part A and B enrollment, and many private insurance providers offer online enrollment for Medicare Advantage or Part D Plans. You can also use the Medicare Online Enrollment Portal to easily compare Medicare Advantage Plans from multiple carriers and enroll in the one that’s right for you.

Medicare online enrollment offers flexibility and accessibility that makes the process easier for some people. In fact, many find it quicker and more convenient than paper forms or phone calls.

Myth: Enrolling in Medicare online isn’t safe.

Fact: Online enrollment platforms follow standard industry practices to protect your information. They typically use Secure Socket Layer, or SSL, encryption and have strict guidelines about how your information can be used. Look for websites with an “https” in the URL, like https://medicare-enrollment-options.easymedicare.com/#/. That means the site uses SSL encryption to protect your private information.

Myth: Enrolling in Medicare online is complicated.

Fact: With tools like the Medicare Online Enrollment Portal, you can easily compare Medicare Advantage Plans using just your zip code to find the plans in your area. When you find a plan that fits your needs, the portal will guide you through the enrollment process.

We also publish resources to help you with Medicare enrollment, like this guide to DIY Medicare enrollment online.

Myth: Comparing Medicare plans is hard.

Fact: You can easily compare Medicare Advantage Plans on the Medicare Online Enrollment Portal. There’s no need to open dozens of tabs, jot down lists of numbers, or endure phone call after phone call with insurance agents from different companies. Just select the plans you want from a range of carriers to compare and see costs and benefits side by side.

Get Help with Medicare Enrollment

If you have any questions about Medicare plans or your Medicare enrollment, our Medicare Advocates are standing by to assist you. For your no-cost consultation, just call 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.