Do I need to notify Medicare if I move?

Asked by: Jarret Braun  |  Last update: March 19, 2023
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If you have Original Medicare — Medicare Part A and Part B — you can take your coverage with you if you move within the United States, but you should still notify Medicare before you move. Many Medigap plans will also transfer with you.

Do I need to let Medicare know if I move?

If you're enrolled in Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, you don't need to make changes to your coverage if you're moving, either to a new address in your state or out of state. Original Medicare doesn't have provider networks; instead, you can use any hospital or doctor throughout the country that takes Medicare.

How does moving affect my Medicare?

If you move to a new city that is outside of your plan's network, you will lose your Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. In this case, if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you either have to enroll in a new plan or opt to return to Original Medicare and also enroll in a Part D plan.

Will I lose Medicare if I move to another state?

Medicare and Supplemental Coverage Eligibility If You Move Out of California. If you are enrolled in Original Medicare and you move out of California (or to a different service area within the state), your Medicare benefits will not change.

How long do I have to change my Medicare plan after I move?

If you tell your plan before you move, your chance to switch plans begins the month before the month you move and continues for 2 full months after you move. If you tell your plan after you move, your chance to switch plans begins the month you tell your plan, plus 2 more full months.

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Can you use Medicare out of state?

If you have original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B) you are covered anywhere in the United States. You must, however, use hospitals and doctors that accept Medicare.

Can you lose Medicare benefits?

Summary: In most cases, you won't lose your Medicare eligibility. But if you move out of the country, or if you qualify for Medicare by disability or health problem, you could lose your Medicare eligibility.

How do I change my address with Medicare?

You can update your address and bank account:
  1. using your Medicare online account through myGov.
  2. using the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
  3. by calling the Medicare program.

How do I change my address for Social Security and Medicare?

How can I change my address?
  1. Call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.
  2. Contact your local Social Security office.

Why does ZIP code matter to Medicare?

Because Medicare Advantage networks of care are dependent upon the private insurer supplying each individual plan, the availability of Medicare Advantage Plans will vary according to region. This is where your zip code matters in terms of Medicare eligibility.

Does it matter where you live for Medicare?

Because it's a federal program, Medicare provides services in every part of the country. So it doesn't matter which state you live in — your basic Medicare coverage will stay the same.

Can I change my Medicare supplement plan if I move?

As a Medicare beneficiary, you can change supplements at any time. As a result, there's no guarantee an application will be accepted if switched outside the designated Open Enrollment Period. An application may be “medically underwritten”.

How do I relocate to another state?

Now let's get started!
  1. Research your new city. ...
  2. Check Cost of Living Differences. ...
  3. Figure out Moving and Storage Options. ...
  4. Set Aside Extra Money for Moving. ...
  5. Power Up Your Utilities. ...
  6. Figure Out Healthcare. ...
  7. Change Your Driver's License and Vehicle Registration. ...
  8. Update Your Address.

Do you need to change address for Medicare?

If you update your postal address online, we'll update it for everyone on your Medicare card. If your new postal address doesn't apply to everyone on your card, you need to get a new Medicare card. Read more about getting your own Medicare card.

Do Social Security benefits change if you move?

No matter where in the United States you live, your Social Security retirement, disability, family or survivor benefits do not change. Along with the 50 states, that includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Does IRS notify Social Security of address change?

Change of Address 8822 form – IRS

When you move, you also need to notify the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS is the government agency that collects taxes. Filling out this form is not the same as notifying Social Security or Medicare of your change of address.

What things do I need to change my address on when I move?

This change of address checklist will help you figure out who to notify when you need to change your address.
  1. The post office.
  2. Tax agencies.
  3. Social Security Administration.
  4. Gas and electric.
  5. Phone, cable and internet providers.
  6. Other utilities.
  7. Homeowners or renters insurance.
  8. Your employer.

How do I update my address?

How to Change Your Address With the Postal Service
  1. Go to to change your address online. This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change. ...
  2. Go to your local post office and request the Mover's Guide packet. Inside the packet is PS Form 3575.

How do I update my Medicare card?

Replacing your lost, stolen or damaged card

You can do this by: using your Medicare online account through myGov. the Express Plus Medicare mobile app. calling the Medicare program.

Do you ever have to pay Medicare back?

The payment is "conditional" because it must be repaid to Medicare if you get a settlement, judgment, award, or other payment later. You're responsible for making sure Medicare gets repaid from the settlement, judgment, award, or other payment.

Is your Medicare premium deducted from Social Security?

Yes. In fact, if you are signed up for both Social Security and Medicare Part B — the portion of Medicare that provides standard health insurance — the Social Security Administration will automatically deduct the premium from your monthly benefit.

How Long Will Medicare last?

A report from Medicare's trustees in April 2020 estimated that the program's Part A trust fund, which subsidizes hospital and other inpatient care, would begin to run out of money in 2026.

Can I use Medicare or Medicaid in another state?

Can I use my Medicaid coverage in any state? A: No. Because each state has its own Medicaid eligibility requirements, you can't just transfer coverage from one state to another, nor can you use your coverage when you're temporarily visiting another state, unless you need emergency health care.

What does Medicare not pay for?

Medicare doesn't provide coverage for routine dental visits, teeth cleanings, fillings, dentures or most tooth extractions. Some Medicare Advantage plans cover basic cleanings and X-rays, but they generally have an annual coverage cap of about $1,500.

Does Medicare cover travel expenses?

Does Medicare Cover Travel Expenses? Generally, Medicare doesn't cover any type of travel expenses, even if they're necessary to receive medical care. Gasoline, airfare, bus fare and other expenses are your responsibility, as are the costs of food and accommodations.