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Sign up for Medicare

Medicare is our country's health insurance program for people age 65 or older, or with certain disabilities or permanent kidney failure.

Other ways to complete this task

Call us

Available in most U.S. time zones Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. in English and other languages

Tell the representative you want to apply for Medicare.

After you submit an application

Your Medicare card is automatically mailed to you roughly 30 days after your application is approved. Your Medicare coverage begins on the date specified in your award notice, even if your card hasn’t arrived yet.

Check the status to see where you are in the application process.