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What to Do with Medicare if You’re Moving: Medicare Change of Address

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There’s a lot on your to-do list when you’re moving, but one thing to add to your list is figuring out your Medicare coverage. Whether you’re wondering if you can keep your existing coverage or want to know if you have additional Medicare coverage options in your new place, here’s a guide to navigating Medicare when moving.

How to Change Your Address with Medicare if You’re Moving

To change your address with Medicare, you’ll want to contact Social Security and update the mailing address they have on file. There are three ways to do this:

  1. Visit the Social Security website and log into your My Social Security account to update your address
  2. Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY users, dial 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday, from 7AM to 7PM
  3. Update your information in person by visiting a local Social Security office

Do my Medicare plans change if I move to another state?

Yes, your Medicare plans can change if you move to another state. Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D prescription drug plans are offered based on where you live. And if you’re enrolled in a Medicare Supplement, the price of your coverage could also change. You’ll want to notify your Medicare plan provider before moving so you don’t end up accidentally without coverage.

Can my Medicare be used out of state?

Whether your Medicare plan can be used out of state depends on your specific plan and the type of coverage you currently have. In some cases, your Medicare coverage can be used in your new state and you won’t have to make any changes. 

However, you may be enrolled in a plan that isn’t available in your new city or state or there might be new coverage options available to you. If either are true, you’ll want to take action and learn about your Medicare options right away.

Can I see a doctor in another state with Medicare?

With Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) you’re covered anywhere in the U.S. if you use doctors or hospitals that accept Medicare. When it comes to Medicare Advantage plans and Part D prescription drug plans, you’ll want to check with your plan’s network and the cost of going outside your plan’s network.

Compare Medicare Plans with SelectQuote Before You Move

Whether you’re looking for a new plan when you move or just want to know what Medicare coverage options are available, we can help. At SelectQuote, we can help you understand your Medicare coverage, answer any questions you have and help you feel more confident about your plan. We can compare all the Medicare options available to you to make sure you have the right plan for you at a price that fits in your budget.

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