Medicare Enrollment Process

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If you're ready to enroll in Medicare, let us help walk you through the enrollment steps.

It is important to enroll in your Medicare plans at the right time! Here are a few quick reminders as you prepare to enroll in Medicare:

  • You must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) or Medicare Supplement plan.
  • Even if you or a spouse will be covered by employer or retirement benefits, chances are you should enroll in
    Medicare Parts A and B – check with your benefits specialist.
  • If you don’t enroll for Medicare Part B at age 65, you could end up paying a late enrollment penalty (in the form of a higher monthly premium) that goes up the longer you wait.

Steps to Enroll in Medicare

  1. 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 or visit to learn more. You’ll need to provide proof of age, such as a birth certificate.

    To determine if you need to enroll in Medicare now, visit

  2. Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan?

    The Vermont Blue Advantage® PPO and HMO plans offer comprehensive plan options for medical and prescription drug coverage and benefits.

    Call Us to Enroll: (800) 255-4550 (TTY: 711) Enroll Online

  3. Choosing a Medicare Supplement Plan?

    You can enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan (also called Medigap plan) to help cover the costs not paid by Original Medicare, like coinsurance, copayments, and deductibles. 

    We provide three ways to help you get enrolled.

    Enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan

  4. Get Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

    Medicare Part D plans are available to anyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare 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 MedicareRxSM (PDP) team at (888) 496 4178, TTY: 711 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

    Enroll in Blue MedicareRx

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Vermont Blue Advantage® is a PPO and HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Vermont Blue Advantage depends on contract renewal.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, in a joint venture with three other New England Blue plans, contracts with the Federal Government to offer Medicare prescription drug coverage, called Blue MedicareRxSM (PDP).

Blue MedicareRx (PDP) is a Prescription Drug Plan with a Medicare contract. Blue MedicareRx Value Plus (PDP) and Blue MedicareRx Premier (PDP) are two Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available to service residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont are the legal entities which have contracted as a joint enterprise with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are the risk-bearing entities for Blue MedicareRx (PDP) plans. The joint enterprise is a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in Blue MedicareRx (PDP) depends on contract renewal.