Once you are Medicare-eligible you are also eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. There are four times per year that you may enroll.
MA Plan Initial Enrollment
Your Medicare Advantage plan initial enrollment is the same as the Original Medicare initial enrollment. It starts 3 months before your 65th birthday month, continues through the month of your 65th birthday, and ends three months after. This is the best time to enroll. However, if you do not enroll during this period,there are three other opportunities to enroll.
MA Plan Open Enrollment
Every year there is an open enrollment period in which you can switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan: October 15 -December 7.
MA Plan Special Enrollment
For most life changing events, such as a divorce, moving out of your Medicare Advantage plan’s area, or losing your job that had qualifying healthcare, you have two full months to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. There are certain circumstances in which you will have longer than two months.
MA Plan General Enrollment
If you have Medicare Part A but get Medicare Part B during general enrollment (January 1 -March 31), you can enroll in Medicare Advantage between April 1st and June 30th.
To learn more about Medicare Advantage or to enroll call the number above or contact Senior65.com.