The U.S. Government provides many resources about Medicare and Medicaid programs.  They offer the most reliable, up-to-date information about each program as well as Email addresses and telephone numbers for contacts to help you when you have questions or concerns.

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Medicare and Medicaid are programs sponsored by the U.S. Government under the Department of Health & Human Services.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.                                    

It administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.

  1. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-623-4223) Monday through Friday if you have questions or need assistance.

To speak with a Medicare or Medicaid customer service representative, you can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-623-4223).

State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistance Programs (SHIPs)

Provides links to SHIP counselors that can answer your questions and help you understand your health care choices, choose a Medicare plan and/or additional health insurance to meet your needs as well as to help you understand your rights and protections.

State Health Insurance Counseling and assistance Programs (SHIPs)


Medicare Savings Program (MSPs)

Provides links to state websites that include state-specific information about Medicare Savings Programs.

Medicare Savings Program (MSPs)


State Insurance Departments (SIDs)

Provides links to the State Insurance Department websites that contain information about Medigap (Medicare supplemental insurance) plans sold in the state.


State Insurance Departments (SIDs)

Senior Websites

Provides links to various websites on topics important to seniors such as the Access America for Seniors, Administration on Aging and American Association of Retired Persons.

Senior Websites


Other Government Websites

Has links to other government websites such as the Department of Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration.

Other Government Websites


Other Health Care Choice Resources

Contains links to websites that provide information that consumers may access when making decisions related to hospital choices and nursing homes.

Other Health Care Choice Resources

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Types of help you can get when you call Medicare’s 1-800-MEDICARE include:                           

  1. General Medicare questions

  2. Compare Medicare Health Plans, Medigap policies and prescription drug plans

  3. Answer questions about claims & insurance coverage

  4. Check eligibility for certain preventive services

  5. Provide referrals to helping agencies and partners (i.e., State Medicaid offices).

  6. Help you find a participating Medicare provider that services your area.

  7. Help you find and compare hospitals, home health and care agencies, nursing homes and dialysis local facilities.  Provides Free, Reliable Senior Information and Resources

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