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  • Writer's pictureTom Cianflone

Why You Should Create an Account at Medicare.gov




Once you enroll in Medicare, whether it's Part A only or both Part A and Part B, one of the first things you should do is create an account at the official government Medicare website Medicare.gov. Doing so will make your life on Medicare so much easier to manage!


Why Should I Create an Account at Medicare.gov?

Here are some cool things you can do from your Medicare.gov account:

  • View your Medicare card in electronic form and print it

  • Order a replacement Medicare card

  • View Medicare plans in which you are currently enrolled

  • View your Medicare premiums and payment methods

  • Load your prescription drug usage history and save your prescriptions to your list of saved drugs


Why Is Creating an Account at Medicare.gov Especially Important for the 2025 Plan Year?

Plan year 2025 is expected to bring additional challenges to prescription drug access and costs, something I wrote about recently here: What does the $2,000 annual prescription drug cost cap in 2025 mean for you? I am committed to helping all of my clients find the best possible coverage for their prescription drugs in 2025. But to get that done, I am asking all of my clients to do their part by having their current prescription drug list saved to their Medicare.gov account. They make it so easy, there's no reason not to do it! It's just a few easy steps as I've outlined below.


How Do I Create an Account at Medicare.gov?

Here are the steps to create an account at Medicare.gov:

  1. Using your web browser, go to Medicare.gov.

  2. In the upper right corner of the landing page, click Log in.

  3. On the login page, click Create Account.

  4. Enter your Medicare number. This is the number on your red, white and blue government Medicare card, also known as your MBI (Medicare beneficiary identifier).

  5. Enter your Part A effective date, which is printed on your Medicare card under your MBI, and click Next.

  6. From there, continue with the account creation process as directed. You will need to choose a username and password, which you should record somewhere safe so you'll have it when you need it.

  7. Log in to your Medicare.gov account.


How Do I Save My Prescription Drug List in My Medicare.gov Account?

Couldn't be easier! Here's what to do:

  1. Log in to your Medicare.gov account.

  2. In the upper right corner, click on your first name to get the menu list, then click My Saved Drugs.

  3. Click the button Add Recently Filled Drugs. All prescriptions from the past 12 months will populate. Click the box next to all drugs you are currently taking, then click Save to My Drug List. If there are drugs you need to add that are not on your recently filled drug list, click on Add Drug to add those, and then click Save to My Drug list.

That's all there is to it! Now when it comes time to shop your drug list, you are in the best position for me to help you find the coverage you need.


Need help with any of this? Contact me anytime.

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