Initial Enrollement Period
The initial enrollment period is 1) three months before you turn 65, 2) the month you turn 65, and 3) three months after.
Annual Enrollment period
October 15 – December 7 each year
This is the time you are able to change prescription drug plans or Medicare Advantage plans for the next year C.
Medicare Supplement Open Enrollment
If you are turning 65 and enroll in Part B, this begins the month you turn 65 and runs for 5 months after. If you are on employer coverage and over age 65, this begins the first of the month when your Part B starts and runs for 5 months after.
You can sign up for Part A and/or Part B between January 1 and March 31 each year. Your coverage will start July 1 and you may be subject to penalties.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment
This runs from January 1 – March 31 each year and allows individuals enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan to make a one-time election to go to either another Medicare Advantage plan with or without drug coverage or Original Medicare.
If you chose to go back to Original Medicare you will be allowed to enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan.