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Medicare is a government funded health insurance program for individuals 65 or older. It also applies to individuals who may be any age under 65 but with certain specific disabilities or permanent kidney failure. There are four separate programs that make up Medicare benefits: Medicare Part A (hospital insurance), Part B (supplementary Medical Insurance), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans) and Part D (prescription drug coverage).

For an in-depth look at the various Medicare programs and benefits, please visit the official website for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at CMS is the federal agency that administers Medicare and their website is a very useful, informative, and easy-to-use resource where many beneficiaries will find the answers to Medicare-related questions and inquiries.

Constituents are encouraged to visit before opening a case with Senator Blumenthal's office as this may be the most efficient way to address your concerns and find answers to your questions. If CMS is not able to resolve your issue, please fill out the online form and privacy release below. Please print, sign and send the privacy release to Senator Blumenthal's Hartford office. Once it is received, a member of Senator Blumenthal's Constituent Services team will contact you to discuss how Senator Blumenthal's office can best help you resolve your issue. Please allow up to two weeks from the time we receive your privacy release for Senator Blumenthal's office to contact you.

If your issue is urgent or time sensitive, please call Senator Blumenthal's Hartford office at 860-258-6940.