Medicare questions

Turning 65 soon? If you are less than three months away from turning 65, you're already eligible for Medicare.

It’s time to choose the best plan for you

Unless you continue working and have health insurance from your employer or spouse, now is the time to choose a plan that best fits your health needs. Medicare plans may be better than your current employer benefits, so it’s a good idea to compare before making a decision.

Make sure you’re covered

If you don’t enroll in a Medicare plan or notify Medicare that you'll be receiving benefits from an employer or spouse before your deadline, you may have late enrollment penalties.

For more information, please call 1-855-500-1459, TTY 771*
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

*By calling the number above you will be directed to a licensed insurance agent. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information. SHA, license # 0K5538, is a licensed insurance agency that works with Medicare enrollees to explain Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement Insurance, and Prescription Drug Plan options. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings call 1-800-460-5051, TTY 711. A licensed insurance agent will be available to discuss Medicare Advantage and Part D plans.

Your Medicare deadlines

Time to learn: 9 months before you turn 65 you’ll be able to sign up for Medicare soon. It’s time to learn your Medicare options.

Time to compare: 6 months before you turn 65 attend a New to Medicare meeting and start comparing plans.

Time to decide: 3 months before you turn 65 it’s time to sign up with a Medicare Plan.

There are several ways to learn about your Medicare options:

1. You can find more information on the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov

2. Speak to a Medicare advisor anytime by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-800-460-5051) 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

3. You can contact the Medicare plans directly for information about the benefits they offer.

4. Speak with a licensed insurance agent: At no cost to you, you can speak with a licensed insurance agent in your area. They can help you compare the Medicare plans available. They can also schedule in-home appointments and help you enroll.

Optum Care Network
enrollment assistance hotline:

1-855-500-1459, TTY 711
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.