Helpful Medicare Websites
Find additional information about Medicare and other related services on the following websites.
General Medicare information:
- Medicare.gov - Tools and guidance on choosing Medicare plans including the “Find a plan” tool. Visit https://www.medicare.gov/ or call 1-800-633-4227, TTY 1-877-486-2048.
- CMS.gov – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provides Medicare policy updates and specific information on Medicare benefits, https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-general-Information/medicareGenInfo/index.html.
- Medicare Interactive - Educational website run by the Medicare Rights Center provides general information as well as answers to more detailed questions about Medicare topics, https://www.medicareinteractive.org/learning-center.
A Guide to Social Security For Seniors - A resource that provides detailed information about eligibility and how to claim benefits.
Guide to Medicare counseling resources available in Massachusetts – Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone (SHINE), https://www.mass.gov/health-insurance-counseling. To reach a SHINE Counselor, call 1-800-243-4636 and press 3 if calling from a land line or press 5 if calling from cell phone. TTY 1-877-610-0241.
Mass Health - Information on how Medicare and Mass Health work together, MA Health eligibility requirements, and application information. Visit www.mass.gov/masshealth or call 1-800-841-2900.
Financial assistance for Part D, prescription drug benefits.
Medicare and You handbook - A comprehensive guide published each year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Available to download in PDF format.
Federal Employees - Medicare information for Federal retirees such as how Medicare works with Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) insurance options.
State and Municipal Employees - Information for those who obtain health insurance benefits from the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) which includes most state workers and some municipal employees.
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