Helpful Medicare Resources

Documents - Download these printable Acrobat files for your reference.

How to File a Complaint

How to File a Grievance - You can file a grievance if, for example, you are not satisfied with how your plan or provider gave you service.

Sample Social Security Administration application for extra assistance

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Contacts - Call your SHIP for answers on Medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and help with filing an appeal.

Understanding the Choices you have in How you get your Medicare Health Care Coverage

Helpful Resources to answer your Medicare questions

Important Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage enrollment information

Web sites – Compare and enroll in Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, use the formulary finder tool to find plans that cover your drugs and review the “Medicare and You” handbook. – Obtain Medicare information, Social Security news and apply for “extra help” paying for your prescriptions. – Find out what is going on with Medicare in your area, get information about available plans and more! – Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying beneficiaries who lack prescription coverage obtain needed medications though a public or private program.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder - Assists in comparing and choosing the plan that best fits your medications. – Provides current information about Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage - The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) has counselors in every State and several Territories that are available to provide free one-on-one help with your Medicare questions or problems. This link provides contact information for each state. - Medicare Rx Connect provides answers to frequently asked questions, assistance with obtaining extra help and helpful resources in your area.

Destination Rx/Rxaminer Part D Optimizer - Assistance to help find a plan to best meet your needs. NOTE: Not all plans are represented on this list - Provides helpful information surrounding Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. by State - Current Medicare Prescription Drug Plan information by state. Just choose your state and view specific plan details. - Tutorial which explains how to navigate through the web site. Overview - Preview of the costs associated with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for the 2009 plan year. Compares 2009 with previous Medicare Prescription Drug plan years. Estimator - Estimate your 2009 Medicare prescription drug coverage costs.

Telephone Help

You may also contact Medicare or the Social Security Administration via phone:

  • Medicare – 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227)
  • Social Security Administration – 1.800.772.1213 or visit your local social security office

Mailing Address

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21244-1850