Medicare Enrollment Process
Steps to Enroll in Medicare
Enroll in Medicare Parts A & B
For Medicare Parts A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance), call Social Security toll free at (800) 772 1213 (TTY: (800) 325 0778). You can also set up an appointment at your local Social Security office. You’ll need to provide proof of age, such as a birth certificate.
Protect Yourself Against Out-of-Pocket Costs
Generally, Medicare pays 80 percent of the Medicare-allowed amount—leaving you to pay the remaining 20 percent. You can enroll in a Medicare Supplement Plan (also called Medigap Plan) to help cover the costs not paid by Medicare, like co-insurance, co-payments and deductibles. This is done through private insurance companies after enrolling in Medicare Part A and Part Medicare.
You can enroll in a Medicare Supplement Plan through our online enrollment process, by mailing the completed form to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont P.O. Box 186, Montpelier, VT 05601-0186, or contacting our local, licensed agents at (800) 255-4550,option #2 (TTY: 711).
Enroll in Vermont Medigap Blue
Enroll in Vermont Blue 65
Complete Your Coverage with Prescription Drug Coverage
The final component of the equation is Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Medicare Part D plans are available to anyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Part B. To get Medicare drug coverage, you must join a Medicare drug plan through a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP).
You can enroll online or by calling the Blue MedicareRx (PDP) team at (888) 496 4178, TTY: 711 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
*By clicking on the Vermont Blue Advantage or Blue Medicare Rx PDP links, you will leave the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont website.
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