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Where Can You Get Help?

Check out resources below for more info

En español | Learning about Medicare:

  • Browse AARP's "Ask Ms. Medicare" archive, a collection of answers to questions from people with Medicare.

  • Use the resources on the Medicare website to read the "Medicare & You" handbook, find a doctor, compare hospitals, check coverage and more.

  • For a Spanish version of this article, go to aarp.org/viva.


Sources of help and information

  • Social Security Administration: Go to its website or call 1-800-772-1213 for information on Medicare enrollment, Part B premiums, Part D Extra Help or Medicare Savings Programs.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Go to its website or call 1-800-633-4227 for information on Medicare coverage and to compare Medicare options and plans.

  • State health insurance assistance program (SHIP): Trained counselors offer personal help on all Medicare and Medicaid issues for free. To locate your SHIP office, visit the website or call 1-800-677-1116.

Patricia Barry writes the AARP Ask Ms. Medicare column and is the author of Medicare for Dummies (Wiley/AARP, October 2013).

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