Medicare Handbook

The Medicare & You Handbook

If you are on Medicare, I hope that you are familiar with the “Medicare & You” handbook.  The “Medicare & You” Handbook is an official U.S. Government publication.  Medicare mails out the handbook every year to all Medicare recipients. 

Before I get into the details of the handbook, let me tell you about the electronic version or eHandbook.  What a great way to cut down on paperwork and clutter in your home.

If you sign up by May 31st, you will receive an email in the fall with a copy of the new handbook.  To enroll, log into your Medicare account on or follow one of the links I will post below.

On do the following:

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Go to “Handbook Preferences”
  3. Select “Yes.”
  4. Click the “Submit” button.

Four great advantages of the eHandbook:

  1. You get information faster.
  2. You get updated information.
  3. The eHandbook is searchable so you can find exactly what you are looking for.
  4. You can save it to your computer, and you will always know where it is.

Don’t Worry: If you don’t sign up to receive the “Medicare & You” handbook electronically, you’ll still get your paper copy mailed to you in the early fall.

What’s Included in the Medicare and You Handbook?

The handbook provides basic information such as:

  • How to sign up for Medicare
  • Benefits -What’s covered
  • Part A coverage
  • Part B Coverage
  • Part D Coverage
  • Medicare Advantage Plan explanation
  • Medicare Supplement options
  • How to change your Medicare health care plan
  • Knowing your rights with regard to Medicare
  • How to protect yourself from fraud
  • What to do if you become a victim of fraud

Here are some helpful links and remember, you can order a printed copy of the “Medicare & You” handbook by calling 1-800-633-4227 (1-800-MEDICARE). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

Audio version:

Go paperless:

Pdf Version:

PDF Spanish version:

PDF Large Print:

PDF Large Print Spanish;

Medicare & You in Braille – Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)

To get email updates from Medicare:

My name is Jack McGlynn and I am licensed to sell Medicare Health Plans in Florida, Georgia, New York, South Carolina and Texas.  My home base is in Aiken, SC.  You may email me at: or call me at 803.634.4993.  I hope that you are safe and well and blessed. Thank you.

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