Medicare Information and Enrollment From the Social Security Administration is the place to go to apply online for Medicare and to learn more about Medicare enrollment.

This guide can help you learn how to navigate the website from the Social Security Administration so that you can find information about Medicare benefits and enroll in Medicare.

Getting to the Medicare section of

As the official website for the Social Security Administration, there is plenty of information on that encompasses everything from retirement to how to enroll in Medicare.

There are two primary ways to navigate to the site’s information on Medicare:

  • The first is to visit the homepage at and then click “Menu” near the upper right portion of the screen. Under the dropdown menu, click on “Medicare.” menu screen

  • The second – and more direct – way of getting to more Medicare information is to type into your browser, or simply click here.

What Medicare options are available on

Once you have found the Medicare portal of, you’ll see the page broken down into multiple sections, each separated by headlines as follows:

  • New Medicare Cards
    Request a new Medicare card if yours has been lost, or update your mailing address in advance receiving a new Medicare card.

  • Learn about Medicare
    Read Medicare publications provided for free by the Social Security Administration.

  • Already Enrolled in Medicare
    Current Medicare beneficiaries can go here to manage their benefits online and apply for Medicare Part B coverage or Medicare Extra Help.

  • Applying for Medicare
    Learn more information about Medicare eligibility and enrollment.

  • How To Apply Online For Just Medicare
    This is where you can apply for Medicare if you are not yet ready to retire or to collect Social Security benefits.

  • Questions About Our Online Application
    In this section, you’ll find the answers to some common questions regarding the Medicare application.

Related Medicare information

On the right side of the page, you’ll see a section titled “Related Information.”

This is where you can find additional Medicare information, such as Medicare premiums for higher income earners, Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage) enrollment information, Medicare benefits for military service members and more.

Speak to a licensed insurance agent to learn more

While the range of Medicare information on can be helpful, you may find the answers you need by speaking with someone over the phone.

Fortunately, there are several options for learning more about Medicare:

  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY 1-877-486-2048)
  • Contact your local Social Security office
  • Call your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

You can also get help with your Medicare questions by speaking with a licensed insurance agent. Learn more about Medicare plan options that are available where you live, the benefits they offer and how much the plans may cost you.

To get started, call to speak to a licensed insurance agent today.


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