Medicare provides certain time periods when you can change Medicare plans. The main one is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (formerly known as Open Enrollment), which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. Anyone on Medicare can make coverage changes during this time that then go into effect the following year.
Medicare eligibility begins at age 65 for most people. (If you were born in 1954, you are next up to join the ranks of Medicare beneficiaries.) Here’s what you need to know about turning 65 and signing up for Medicare for the first time.
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is when Medicare Advantage plan members can change plans. It runs from January 1 to March 31.
Do you have a Medicare Advantage plan? If you do, then you need to know about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. It runs from January 1 – March 31.
You’re not alone if you haven’t chosen a Medicare plan for next year yet. It’s easy to put it off, partly because it just seems like a really big job. It doesn’t have to be.
Tired of hearing about Medicare and annual enrollment? Between nonstop TV ads and near daily mailings, it can feel like a lot. You may be tempted to just let the Annual Enrollment Period slide. Does it really matter that much if you have this plan or that plan?
by John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network
When can you sign up for Medicare? When can you switch plans if your health needs have changed? Understanding Medicare’s enrollment periods helps you get the coverage you need when you need it!