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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).


Apply online at

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. 

Medicare Questions?

We're here to help.

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

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York (Highmark BCBSWNY) is a trade name of Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Highmark BCBSWNY is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract and enrollment depends on contract renewal. Highmark BCBSWNY 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, 2021