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You are eligible for Medicare benefits if you are:
There are certain times when you can join a Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or make changes to your Medicare coverage. These are called “enrollment periods.”
This is the time when someone first becomes eligible and can sign up for Medicare. For most people, this is when they turn 65. You can join during the 7-month period that starts 3 months before and ends 3 months after the month of your 65th birthday.
The Annual Election Period is the time each year when Medicare beneficiaries may switch from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare or vice versa or change Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plans. This period starts on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. If you make any changes to your coverage during this time, these will become effective on Jan. 1.
You may qualify to make plan changes based on special circumstances (e.g., you move, you are diagnosed with specific chronic conditions, you qualify for or lose eligibility for Medicaid).
Medicare Advantage plan members can make a one-time election to switch Medicare Advantage plans or disenroll from their current Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare.