You’re at least 65 years old, or you’re under 65 and qualify on the basis of a disability or other special situation.
You’re a U.S. citizen or a legal resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least 5 consecutive years.
Your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) is 7 months long. It includes your 65th birthday month plus the 3 months before and the 3 months after. It begins and ends 1 month earlier if your birthday is on the first of the month. You may enroll in Part A, Part B or both. You may also choose to join a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) or a prescription drug plan (Plan D). Prescription drug coverage must creditable or you may be subject to a late-enrollment penalty when you enroll in a plan with Part D benefits.
During annual enrollment you can add, drop or switch your Medicare coverage.
If you are already a Medicare Advantage plan member, you may disenroll from your current plan and switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan one time only during this period.
Depending on certain circumstances, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare plan outside of the initial enrollment or annual enrollment time frames. Some ways you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period are if you:
Special Needs Plans have other eligibility requirements.
Source: medicare.gov, 2020.
Source: uhcclarity.com, 2020.
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