The Official Medicare Website

Christian Worstell
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  • is an important resource for Medicare enrollees. Learn about some of the features the website provides and why it's important for beneficiaries to access. is the official U.S. government site for Medicare, which is the federal health insurance program for Americans aged 65 or older and younger people with qualifying disabilities or conditions.

The website is provided as a resource for beneficiaries, their family members and health care providers.

What Does Feature? features everything you need related to your Medicare benefits. lets you: 

  • Sign up for Medicare or change your plan.
  • Find out your Medicare costs.
  • Discover what Medicare covers.
  • Get information on drug coverage Medicare provides through Part D.
  • File claims and appeals. 
  • Learn your Medicare rights. 
  • Manage your health. 
  • Access forms, help and other resources. 

How Do I Log in to itself does not require a login to view general information about Medicare and Medicaid. But if you want to see personalized information related to your specific benefits, you may click “Log in” from the home screen to be taken to your personal Medicare account at is where you can access personal health information and learn about your eligibility and benefits.

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How Do I Register on

If you have not yet created an account with, you may do so by clicking “Log in/Create Account” from the home screen of, or you can go directly to the page where you can register your account. 

What are the Most Useful Parts of

There’s a lot you can do on, but some of the most common and useful parts of the website are summarized below.

Medicare Costs also provides you with information related to Medicare costs, such as what you might expect to pay in premiums for Parts A, B, C and D. You can also compare procedure costs and learn about programs that might be able to help you save money on medical and drug expenses.

What Does Medicare Cover?

Another section of helps you find out what tests, items or services are covered under your Medicare plan. To confirm what is available, it's generally a good idea to speak to a Medicare plan representative for individualized help.

You can also learn what Part A and Part B cover and the differences between Original Medicare (Part A) and Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C). 

Find Medicare Health and Drug Plans

This section provides comprehensive information on Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage that provide coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care and other benefits not found in Original Medicare.

Learn how to find and compare plans available in your area by using the Medicare plan finder tool.

Find Medicare Providers

You can use to search for doctors, health care providers, hospitals and medical facilities near you.

You can search by location and provider type to find out where you can use your Medicare coverage, and you can also review Medicare Star Ratings for providers or facilities, where applicable.

Get Help With Medicare Costs

You can also use to check your eligibility for Medicare cost-saving programs and locate available help near you.

Speak With Someone From 

You can contact a Medicare representative by phone or live online chat for any further help with your Medicare eligibility, enrollment, plan options and more. is a federal government website because Medicare is a federal health insurance plan.

As you navigate, you may notice that on nearly every page on the right side, there is a box for finding someone to talk to about your Medicare benefits. Select your state, click Go, and the site will direct you to contact information specific to your state, including names of organizations, what they do, direct phone numbers and website links. 

Christian Worstell
About the Author

Christian Worstell is a senior Medicare and health insurance writer with He is also a licensed health insurance agent. Christian is well-known in the insurance industry for the thousands of educational articles he’s written, helping Americans better understand their health insurance and Medicare coverage.

Christian’s work as a Medicare expert has appeared in several top-tier and trade news outlets including Forbes, MarketWatch, WebMD and Yahoo! Finance.

While at HelpAdvisor, Christian has written hundreds of articles that teach Medicare beneficiaries the best practices for navigating Medicare. His articles are read by thousands of older Americans each month. By better understanding their health care coverage, readers may hopefully learn how to limit their out-of-pocket Medicare spending and access quality medical care.

Christian’s passion for his role stems from his desire to make a difference in the senior community. He strongly believes that the more beneficiaries know about their Medicare coverage, the better their overall health and wellness is as a result.

A current resident of Raleigh, Christian is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. You can find Christian’s most recent articles in our blog.

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