After researching your options and selecting the plan you would like, you can enroll directly by calling the plan’s toll-free phone number or visiting its website. Some plans offer Medicare advisors who can walk you through the enrollment process over the phone. You can also enroll through an insurance agent or broker.
When you enroll, be sure to have the following information handy:
- Your red, white and blue Medicare ID card
- Name and information for your emergency contact
- Information pertaining to other prescription coverage you may have (private insurance, VA benefits, TRICARE, Federal Employee health benefits, state assistance)
- Your premium payment method. Some plans allow you to pay by check, electronic fund transfer from a checking account, or a credit card if you choose not to have your premium deducted from your Social Security check or Railroad Retirement Board benefit (as applicable).