Are you receiving important information from Medicare via email? If not, you may be missing out on some timely information.

Although you should still receive notices via snail mail, that mail rarely keeps pace with our busy lifestyles. To get them promptly, sign up to create an account at

You will then receive timely announcements via email, such as the two we reported recently (see New Medicare Cards Being Issued and Medicare Coverage and Travel)  You will also receive these notices by regular mail, but you may be away when they come.

You can also view your Medicare Summary Notices outlining what Medicare has paid on your behalf.  You can continue to receive these summaries by mail or choose to get them just electronically.

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