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Third-Party Resources

Helpful Medicare Websites and Resources

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
TTY: 1-877-486-2048

CMS is the Federal agency that administers the Medicare program. Use this resource to learn more about eligibility, coverage and plans.

1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778

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.

1-800-827-1000
TTY: 1-800-829-4833

This resource is for veterans or those who have served in the U.S. Military.

1-877-772-5772 or your local office
TTY: 1-312-751-4701

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.

1-800-252-9240

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.

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