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Under my current coverage, I… Annual election period (AEP)
Oct. 15–Dec. 7
Medicare annual disenrollment period
Jan 1.–Feb. 14
…am on Parts A and B only or a Medicare supplement plan, but NOT a Medicare Advantage plan or a Part D prescription drug plan. You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan or a Medicare Part D stand-alone prescription drug plan. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1. You cannot enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone Part D plan at this time.
…am on a Medicare Advantage plan WITHOUT Part D prescription drug coverage. You can switch to a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D coverage, or to a different Medicare Advantage plan without Part D coverage. You can also enroll in a Medicare Part D stand-alone plan. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1. You can disenroll from your Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare. You are also allowed to purchase a stand-alone Part D plan if you are making this change.
…am on a Medicare Advantage plan WITH Part D prescription drug coverage. You can switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D coverage, change to a Medicare Advantage plan without Part D coverage, or disenroll from your Medicare Advantage plan and join a stand-alone Part D plan. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1. You can disenroll from your Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare. You are also allowed to purchase a stand-alone Part D plan if you are making this change.
…have Original Medicare and a stand-alone Part D prescription drug plan. You can elect a different stand-alone Part D plan. You may also switch to a Medicare Advantage plan that includes Part D coverage. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1. You cannot enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during this time period, or switch your Part D plan.
…have recently become or soon will be eligible for Medicare. If you become eligible for Medicare through age or disability, you have a seven-month window for enrollment in Medicare Advantage and Part D plans: the month you become eligible, the three months prior, and the three months after. If you apply for a Medicare supplement, there is a six-month window from your eligibility date to enroll in a supplement without completing a health questionnaire. If you do not enroll within this time period (unless you have other non-Medicare coverage), you may have special limitations on when you can apply and you may incur cost penalties.

 

These dates may not apply if you are eligible because of a move, a special election period (SEP) or other exceptions, such as leaving a group plan. Call us at 1 (844) 734-3623, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, for more information. TTY users, call 711.

Last updated 10/10/2017
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