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Congratulations! Looks like you're ready to enroll in Parts A & B (Original Medicare). 

Choose an option below to complete the enrollment process for Original Medicare. Please note, enrollment for this plan is completed through Social Security. If you already receive Social Security benefits, have Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), or are under 65 and have been receiving disability benefits for 24 months, you should be automatically enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B (Original Medicare). 



By phone

Call Social Security toll-free at 1-800-722-1213 (TTY: 1-800-325-0778)


In person:

Find the Social Security office nearest you. Take proof of your age and W-2 forms for the past two years to any Social Security office. 



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This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change January 1 of each year. The Formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B Premium.

Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat BlueShield of Northeastern New York members, except in emergency situations. For a decision about whether we will cover an out-of-network service, we encourage you or your provider to ask us for a pre-service organization determination before you receive the service. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. 

Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

BlueShield of Northeastern New York is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal.

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Content Last Updated March 17, 2017