Many people ask me, “When can I enroll in a Medicare plan?” I want to help ensure you are in the right plan at the right time. Here is a helpful reference for enrollment eligibility periods.
Initial Enrollment Period – begins 3 months before your 65th birthday and ends 3 months after the month that you turn 65.
Annual Enrollment Period – begins October 15 and ends December 7 each year.
Open Enrollment Period – allows you to make changes to your Medicare Advantage plan from January 1 through March 31.
Special Enrollment Periods – are available under certain circumstances throughout the year, such as moving out of your existing plan’s service area or retiring from a job that previously provided your benefits.