Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
October 15th – December 7th (Add, drop or change your Medicare coverage.)
What you have on December 7th will begin on January 1st of the next year.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP)
January 1st – March 31st
During this enrollment period Medicare Advantage plan members have a one-time opportunity to disenroll from their current plan and change to a different Medicare Advantage plan.
Special Enrollment Period (SEP)
Certain life events can trigger a special enrollment period from Medicare. You may qualify for an SEP if you:
- Move out of the plan’s service area
- Qualify for Extra Help
- Lose your employer coverage (voluntarily and involuntarily)
- Have been diagnosed with certain qualifying disabilities or other chronic conditions
It’s important to remember that plans are subject to change year-over-year. The plan that you’ve chosen doesn’t necessarily have to be a long-term commitment but form most people, once the enrollment window closes you’ll have to stay on the plan for the rest of the calendar year.
Getting Started with Medicare
Medicare enrollment is not always an automatic process. People who are currently receiving Social Security or other qualifying benefits at the time of their 65th birthday will be automatically enrolled in Medicare. A Medicare card typically arrives about 3 months before their big day. If you are turning 65 and not receiving Social Security benefits you will have to apply for Medicare. We will be happy to assist you with this process.
Annual Enrollment Period
This is your opportunity to make sure that your current plan is still meeting your needs and if necessary, make a change.
Enrolling at 65
Enrolling when you turn 65 may seem like a less than exciting way to spend your birthday, but the benefits of Medicare are worth a celebration!
Enrolling in Medicare
The Medicare Resource Center team is happy help you with Medicare enrollment. There’s never a cost to use our service and there is no obligation to enroll.