Setting Up Your Online “MyMedicare” Acccount
Why Set Up a MyMedicare Account on MyMedicare.gov?
Because registering with MyMedicare.gov gives you access to your personalized information at any time. What are the Benefits of setting up a MyMedicare Account & using MyMedicare.gov
- Check your Medicare information, such as your Medicare claims as soon as they are processed and important Medicare-related information specific to you.
- Find your eligibility, entitlement, and preventive service information.
- Check your health and prescription drug enrollment information.
- View your Part B deductible information.
- Manage your prescription drug list and other personal health information.
- Create an “On the Go Report” that allows you to print your health information to share with your healthcare providers.
When you register online for the MyMedicare Account at MyMedicare.gov, Medicare uses the same information that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has on file for you (or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) if you get RRB benefits) to verify your information and set up your online account. (source: MyMedicare.gov)
What are the Steps & Information You Need to Set Up Your MyMedicare Account?
First you will need to enter your Medicare number found on your MEDIARE CARD (See example below of where to find it).
DID YOU KNOW: Medicare is issuing NEW MEDICARE CARDS that REPLACES YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY number with a random number. If you have NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR NEW CARD – let us know & we will help you check on it
Next you will enter your address. You MUST use the same address that the Social Security Administration (SSA) or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has on file for you. During Registration. After you enter your address, you will be asked to validate it. This is a requirement and an important security step to protect your personal information. Additionally, when Medicare sends you notifications & important mail at this address.
IMPORTANT: If your address, personal information, or Medicare number is not correct or needs to be updated, you MUST first contact the Social Security Administration or the Railroad Retirement Board to update your information. Once you have updated your information, it may take up to 14 days to see this change on MyMedicare.gov. After that you can set up your MyMedicare Account.
Next you will be asked to create a username and password that you can remember and use to sign into MyMedicare.gov each time you visit. Please create a very secure password and write it down somewhere secure (NOT on your Medicare Card!) Do NOT use any personal information for your password (phone number, birthday day, children or grandchildren’s names, house address, etc.) or weak passwords like: 123456, password, Medicare, etc. You will also be asked to provide information to reset your username or password if you forget it in the future (usually known as Security Questions & Answers). Medicare will send you a letter & email (if you entered you email address) to confirm you account was set up.
Once you’ve completed your online Registration, you may Sign In to MyMedicare.gov and start using the site.
What You Will See When You Get to MyMedicare.gov
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