CMS National Training Program Update

Medicare Open Enrollment is Here

Open Enrollment is from October 15–December 7. It’s a time to explore your Medicare coverage options and decide if you want to join, switch, or drop a health or drug plan.

If you’re using Medicare Plan Finder to explore your coverage options, these resources may help:

A Medicare Account Makes It Easier to Shop for Plans

Need Help Adding Pharmacies & Drugs to Your Medicare Account?

Ready to choose a Medicare Plan?

2022 How to use Medicare Plan Finder, step-by-step

Here are more helpful resources:

CMS Open Enrollment Center

CMS Product Ordering website

Medicare Communications & Marketing Guidance (MCMG)

CMS Program Data

CMS Newsroom Updates For more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit  

NTP Webinar Save-the-Date

NTP Update & Education Webinar 

November 10, 2022

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Details and registration information coming soon!

NTP Webinar Recordings

NTP Update & Education Webinar (Recorded October 13, 2022)

This recorded webinar shares Medicare updates and information about:

  • NTP resources and training materials to prepare for Open Enrollment (October 15)
  • The Request for Information “Make Your Voice Heard: Promoting Efficiency and Equity Within CMS Programs
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15)
  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day (October 29)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Medicare & Other Programs for People with Disabilities.

To view this webinar recording, visit

2022 NTP Open Enrollment Period (OEP) Bootcamp Recordings

Wednesday, September 28—Medicare Plan Finder basics, updates, and user tips, information about the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, including details about new costs for insulin and vaccines in 2023, and Q&A.

Thursday, September 29—Medicare OEP overview, general program and cost updates, OEP media outreach campaigns, Call Center overview and activities, vaccination campaigns, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) overview and OEP resources, and fraud awareness and prevention.

Webinar recordings are posted on

NTP Summer Workshop Series Recordings

Social Security

Medicare Enrollment, Eligibility, Part A and Part B

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)

Medicare Drug Coverage

Medicare Advantage

Preventing Medicare & Medicaid Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Coordination of Benefits

Where Do I Find? (Online Resources)

Medicaid & the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Medicare Scenarios

CMS and SAMHSA: Federal Partners addressing Behavioral Health

Medicare Plan Finder

Current Topics

The Public Health Emergency (PHE) and CMS Programs

Marketplace to Medicare: What You Can Expect  

To view all our past webinar recordings, please visit

Updated NTP Training Materials

Job Aid: 2023 Medicare Amounts

Getting Started with Medicare 2022/2023 PowerPoint

Fraud, Waste, & Abuse Prevention PowerPoint (Spanish)

Coordination of Benefits PowerPoint (Spanish)

For all NTP training materials go to

Did You Know?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For Medicare coverage information on breast cancer screening and mammograms, go to