Where can I learn more about Medicare?

Medicare is an important decision for your retirement years, and understanding your options is not always easy. Luckily, there are many resources that can help!

Medicare & You Handbook

Every year, the federal government publishes the Medicare & You handbook.
This comprehensive guide is available for download in both English and Spanish as a PDF, eBook, or audio book. 

You can also request paper copies and copies in Braille by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (sometimes referred to as CMS) is the government source for all things Medicare.

Medicare.gov is their official website for Medicare information. There, you can find detailed information about all aspects of Medicare. Once you’re enrolled in Medicare, you can manage your Medicare account online.

CMS can also be reached by phone, TTY, and postal mail

One-on-One Assistance

Before you enroll in any Medicare plan, you can get extra help from an expert trained to help you understand the best options for your personal situation. 

  • In Vermont, the Area Agencies on Aging’s State Health Insurance Program Coordinator offers Medicare help. You can reach them by phone at 1-800-642-5119.
  • Our licensed Sales & Service Consultants are specially trained to help you find the Medicare plan that’s right for you. To speak with a Medicare specialist, call (800) 255-4550 or email consumersupport@bcbsvt.com, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

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