Medicare Info

We at Life Catlin Insurance try to make the transition onto Medicare as easy as possible.

So we gathered all the basic important information pertaining to Medicare, and put in one place for you to reference at any time.

Also Important phone numbers and website links.

Basic Medicare Info

Parts of Medicare Social Security enrolls you in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B).

Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) helps pay for inpatient care in a hospital or limited time at a skilled nursing facility (following a hospital stay). Part A also pays for some home health care and hospice care.

Medicare Part B (medical insurance) helps pay for services from doctors and other health care providers, outpatient care, home health care, durable medical equipment, and some preventive services. Other parts of Medicare are run by private insurance companies that follow rules set by Medicare.

Supplemental (Medigap) policies help pay Medicare out-of-pocket copayment, coinsurance, and deductible expenses.

Medicare Advantage Plan (previously known as Part C) includes all benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B — prescription drugs and additional benefits such as vision, hearing, and dental — bundled together in one plan.

Medicare Part D (Medicare prescription drug coverage) helps cover the cost of prescription drugs.

You can sign up for Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) through Social Security’s online Medicare application by clicking Here.

List of information you will need throughout the enrollment process:

  1. Medicare Member Number (on Red White & Blue card pictured below)

  2. List of Doctors

  3. List of prescription drugs

  4. Previous years taxable income

Visit Medicare’s website,, to get more information about Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or Part D coverage; or to download a copy of the publication Medicare & You (Publication No. CMS-10050). You can also call the Medicare toll-free number at 1-800-633-4227; TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.