Shopping for Medicare Part C and Part D plans can be done using a Medicare plan finder website during the appropriate Medicare enrollment period. Many plan finder sites also feature Medigap plans.[1][2]

To shop for Medicare Plans:

  1. Make sure you have Medicare Part A and B.
  2. Use a Medicare plan finder to shop for plans in your county.
  3. Find the plan you want to join by comparing benefits.
  4. Call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or contact a CMS-approved broker for assistance.

Make sure you have your Medicare number and the date your Part A and/or Part B coverage started.

It’ll also be important to understand what all the cost-sharing and benefit information means and to understand the difference between Part C, Part D, and Medigap. You can use our site for research and information, and then contact Medicare or a CMS-approved broker when ready. To see plans on our site, simply input your zip code at the top of the site.


  1. How to join a Medicare Advantage Plan.Medicare.Gov.
  2. Your Medicare coverage choices. Medicare.Gov.

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