1. Create your secure Medicare account – Access your information anytime. You can also:
    • Agregar sus recetas para ayudarlo a comparar mejor los planes de salud y de medicamentos en su área.
    • Ver sus reclamaciones de Medicare Original tan pronto como sean procesados.
    • Imprimir una copia de su tarjeta oficial de Medicare.
    • Revise una lista de servicios preventivos para los que es elegible cuando tiene Medicare Original.
    • Learn about your Medicare premiums, and pay them online if you get a bill from Medicare.
      You’ll need your Medicare Number to create an account. If you don’t have your Medicare card yet, you can log into your secure Social Security account to get your Medicare Number, or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for help. TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

      If you join a Medicare health or drug plan, your plan may offer an online account to track your claims.
  2. Give Medicare permission to talk to someone you trust – We can’t share any information about your Medicare account, like claims or billing, unless you give us written permission first. Fill out and mail us an authorization form or log into your Medicare account to give us permission to talk to a person you trust (like a spouse, family member, or caregiver).
     
  3. Find out if you qualify for help with costs – If you have limited income, you may qualify for help paying costs, like your premiums or for drugs. Find cost saving programs.
     
  4. Vuélvase digital –Puede guardar e imprimir la información en cualquier momento para su registro. Inicie sesión en su cuenta para obtener estos elementos electrónicamente:
    • Manual “Medicare y Usted” – Le enviaremos un correo electrónico con un enlace a la versión PDF. Con la versión PDF, puede ingresar palabras de búsqueda para encontrar rápidamente lo que desea e imprimir las páginas que necesita.
    • Original Medicare claims statements – You’ll get these statements, called Medicare Summary Notices, every month instead of waiting 3 months for them to arrive by mail. Access them anytime in your Medicare account.
  5. Get your free "Welcome to Medicare" visit – Schedule this free preventive visit with your doctor during your first year with Medicare. You’ll talk with your doctor about your medical history, your health needs, and preventive services that may be right for you.
Print this checklist to help you make the most of your new coverage: English [PDF, 160 KB]. Spanish [PDF, 218 KB].