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These websites and contacts can act as your own Medicare guide.
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
CMS is the Federal agency that administers the Medicare program. Use this resource to learn more about eligibility, coverage and plans.
The SSA provides information about Medicare eligibility and on the low income subsidy (LIS) “Extra Help” for the Part D drug program. You can also request a replacement Medicare card, change your name or address and report a death.
This resource is for veterans or those who have served in the U.S. Military.
1-877-772-5772 or your local office
If you have benefits from the RRB, you can call them to check eligibility, learn about payment benefits, enroll in Medicare, replace your Medicare card or report a death.
Medicaid is a joint Federal and state program that helps pay medical costs for those requiring financial assistance.
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services is a state program that gets money from the Federal government to give free local health insurance counseling to people with Medicare.
The official U.S. government Medicare handbook has a summary of Medicare benefits, rights and protections and answers to many questions about Medicare.
The official U.S. government Medicare website glossary explains terms in the Medicare program.
These hotlines are available 24/7. Calls are confidential and at no cost to you.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides support for those who are in distress, as well as prevention and crisis information.
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides support before, during and after pregnancy for those who feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed.
Last Updated: Jan. 04, 2023
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