The Utah Insurance Department's Health Division works with the Utah Department of Health & Human Services' Division of Aging and Adult Services to provide education to seniors about their Medicare choices. This program is called the Senior Health Insurance Program opens in a new tab, or SHIP. SHIP operates in every county in Utah and is a national program that offers free one-on-one counseling and assistance to persons with Medicare, and their families.

Call toll-free 1-800-541-7735 from anywhere in Utah for assistance, or visit opens in a new tab.

If you are 64+, you are eligible for enrollment in Medicare. You can enroll in Medicare without medical underwriting during:

  • the three months before your 65th birthday
  • the month of your birthday
  • three months after your 65th birthday

These periods (stated above) are known as the “Medicare Open Enrollment Periods.”

What is Medicare?
Medicare is health insurance for:

  • Persons 65 or older
  • Persons under 65 with certain disabilities
  • Persons of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Components of Medicare:

  • Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)
  • Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
  • Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
  • Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage)

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