Oct. 1 – Oct. 14 – Pre-enrollment Period: During this period you can find out which Plans will be offered during the Annual Enrollment Period.
Oct. 15 – Dec. 7 – Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan for the next calendar year.
You can switch Medicare Advantage plans
You can return to original Medicare and choose a Part D plan to go along with it
Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 – Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Only applies to people who already have a Medicare Advantage plan.
Enrollment / plan change options
Switch from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare plus a Part D plan
Switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another
You can only make one change during this open enrollment period
Jan. 1 – Feb. 14 – Annual Disenrollment Period (ADP) for Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug plans: During this time, you can disenroll from Medicare Advantage Plans and return to original Medicare. You can then also enroll in a stand-alone prescription drug plan if you choose. But you can’t select another Medicare Advantage plan at this time.
Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is a special enrollment period based on certain conditions and exceptions. Some exceptions include moving from your plan’s service area or qualifying for Medicaid coverage. If you are eligible for the special enrollment period you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan outside of the Annual Enrollment Period between Dec. 8 – Oct. 14.
You may be eligible to enroll in a Medicare plan year-round.
Call Ivonne Welch Insurance Agency at 1-800-324-4420, TTY 711