To get general or claims specific Medicare information and important telephone numbers. If you need help in a language other than English or Spanish, say “Agent” to talk to a customer service representative.
To get free personalized Medicare counseling on decisions about coverage; help with claims, billing, or appeals; and information on programs for people with limited income and resources.
Call 1 800 MEDICARE to get the telephone numbers of SHIPs in other states.
To get a replacement Medicare card; change your address or name; get information about Part A and/or Part B eligibility, entitlement, and enrollment; apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs; ask questions about premiums; and report a death.
If you have benefits from the RRB, call them to change your address or name, check eligibility, enroll in Medicare, replace your Medicare card, and report a death.
Local RRB office or 1 877 772 5772
Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)
To ask questions or report complaints about the quality of care for a Medicare covered service or if you think your service is ending too soon. Call 1 800 MEDICARE to get the telephone number for your QIO.