For more information about Original Medicare and about Blue Shield's plan options, the resources below can help.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

The federal agency offers downloadable guides and resources in large print, Spanish, audiotape and Braille.

Phone: 800-MEDICARE or (800) 633-4227
TTY: (877) 486-2048
24 hours a day, seven days a week


Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

The program provides free advice to people with Medicare.

Phone: (800) 434-0222
TTY: (800) 735-2929
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (PST)


Blue Shield of California

Compare Blue Shield of California plan options now. After answering a few questions about yourself, you can find out what plans are in your area and how much you might expect to pay for each.

You can also talk to your local broker or one of our Blue Shield Medicare plan advisers.

Phone: (800) 963-8008
TTY: 711
8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, from October 1 through March 31, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., from April 1 through September 30.

Spanish Resource page or página de recursos de español

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