The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the Medicare program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The primary source of all information related to Medicare is the website www.medicare.gov
Medicare Caddy strongly supports the eMedicare initiative as an important step towards using technology to reduce the overall cost of healthcare for seniors in America.
To get general or claims specific Medicare information and important telephone numbers.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
To get free personalized Medicare counseling on decisions about coverage; help with claims, billing, or appeals; and information on programs for people with limited income and resources.
- Call 1 800 MEDICARE to get the telephone numbers of SHIPs in other states.
To get a replacement Medicare card; change your address or name; get information about Part A and/or Part B eligibility, entitlement, and enrollment; apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs; ask questions about premiums; and report a death.
- 1 800 772 1213
- TTY 1 800 325 0778
Coordination of Benefits Contractor
To get information on whether Medicare or your other insurance pays first and to report changes in your insurance information.
- 1 800 999 1118
- TTY 1 800 318 8782
Department of Defense
To get information about TRICARE for Life and the TRICARE Pharmacy Program.
- 1 866 773 0404 (TFL)
- TTY 1 866 773 0405
- 1 877 363 1303 (Pharmacy)
- TTY 1 877 540 6261
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Inspector General—If you suspect Medicare fraud.
- 1 800 447 8477
- TTY 1 800 377 4950
Department of Veterans Affairs
If you’re a veteran or have served in the U.S. military.
- 1 800 827 1000
- TTY 1 800 829 4833