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How to Get Free Medicare Information

Free Medicare Information Available Online or By Mail


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Medicare can be very confusting, especially for newcomers. The good news is there's a wealth of free Medicare information that can help you sort out multiple Medicare benefit options that are offered, plus the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

To help you understand how Medicare works, which options are available, and how to apply, ask for free Medicare information by mail, or find free Medicare information in online publications you can download. Here's how to find free Medicare information.

  1. For fastest service, go to the Medicare Publications Website to view or download current free Medicare publications.
  2. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to order free Medicare publications, and they will be mailed to you. You can expect to receive them within 3 weeks.
If you would like to receive an email notice when a new free Medicare publication is available, or when existing Medicare information is updated, put your name on the Medicare mailing list. To sign up, go to the Medicare homepage, and select “Mailing List” at the top of the page.

Many of these free Medicare publications are available in English, Spanish, Audiotape (English and Spanish), Braille, and Large Print (English and Spanish).

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