Initial Enrollment Period
Your Initial Enrollment begins three months before and ends three months after the month of your 65th birthday.
When you first become eligible and you still have employer or plan-sponsored coverage, you do not need to enroll until you retire or otherwise lose that coverage.
Open Enrollment - October 15 to December 7
During Open Enrollment you can add, drop pr change your Medicare plan. This period is also called the Annual Enrollment Period.
Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period
You can disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and return to original Medicare between January 1 and February 14.
Special Election Period
You may be able to enroll in a Medicare plan outside of the Initial Enrollment Period depending on certain circumstances:
- Retire and lose employer coverage.
- Move out of the plan's service area.
- Have been diagnosed with certain qualifying disabilities or chronic health conditions.
- Receive state assistance.