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Enroll in an Original Medicare Plan

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. 

Apply online at

Medicare Questions?

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1-833-735-4511 (TTY 711)
Oct. 1 - Mar. 31, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week
Apr. 1 - Sept. 30, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday - Friday

Medicare beneficiaries may also enroll through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at

A division of HealthNow New York Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and  Blue Shield Association. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call 1-800-329-2792 (TTY 711) for more information. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-833-735-4515 (TTY: 711).注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電 1-833-735-4515 (TTY: 711).

Content Last Updated October 1, 2018.