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The Ultimate Guide to Researching Medicare Online

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Today’s technology makes researching Medicare online easier than ever. There’s a wealth of information at your fingertips. And, because there’s so much available, it helps to have a clear understanding of Medicare basics as well as a roadmap of what to look for to guide your search. Here are some super helpful resources to make sure you find exactly what you need.

Start by Getting Medicare Basics under Your Belt

If you’ve started searching at all, you’ll quickly see how confusing the alphabet soup of Medicare can get. Here are three great resources for getting a good handle on the basics.

The A, B, C, and Ds of Medicare—Find out what each part includes and watch an informative video that answers the question, “What is Medicare?”

Making Sense of Medicare—Review this helpful guide for a deeper dive into the Medicare building blocks, FAQs and resources.

Identify and Compare Your Options

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything, so it’s important to research and evaluate options that address all of your needs.

Choosing a Plan: The 5 Cs—Find out about the 5 essential factors you need to compare, so you can be confident you’re making the right Medicare plan decision for you.

5 Reasons to Try a Medicare Advantage Plan—Learn about why more and more Medicare beneficiaries are choosing Medicare Advantage Plans to take care of all their healthcare needs.

6 Things to Look for When Research Medicare Advantage Online—It’s good to know the benefits of a Medicare Advantage Plan, even better to know how to compare them, so you find the one that’s right for you.

Understand Eligibility and Enrollment

Knowing when to enroll is just as important as knowing how. Learn about Medicare’s enrollment periods and which ones you’re eligible for to make sure you enroll on time.

Medicare Initial Enrollment Period—If you’re new to Medicare, you’ll want to mark your enrollment window on your calendar to avoid penalties.

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period—Find out what it is, when it falls, why it’s important and watch a few helpful videos.

Medicare Special Enrollment Period—Find out which special circumstances may qualify you to enroll outside the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period.

Medicare Dual Enrollment—Find out if you’re eligible for Medicare Savings Programs or Extra Help with your prescription drug coverage.

Enroll in Medicare Online

Once you have a clear understanding of Medicare basics, know what to look for in a plan and you’ve compared your options, it’s time enroll.

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Medicare Enrollment Mistakes—Eliminate frustration and stress by learning how to avoid the top Medicare enrollment mistakes.

Access Our Medicare Online Enrollment Portal—Quickly and easily find, compare, and enroll in the right Medicare plan. You can save your application if you’re interrupted and finish it later.

Call 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711—Our Medicare Advocates are just a phone call away. Contact us 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday for personalized, no-cost assistance.

We’re Here to Make Enrolling Medicare Online Easy

Our mission is to make Medicare easy for you. Whether it’s answering your questions, determining eligibility, helping you compare and evaluate plans available in your area, or guiding you through enrollment, we’re happy to help.