Medicare Enrollment is time-sensitive. Each year, Medicare beneficiaries have a set time to enroll in or change Medicare plans. Make sure you mark these important dates on your calendar. Enrollment begins on October 15 and ends on December 7th. Once you have enrolled, your 2017 coverage will begin on January 1, 2017.
Medicare Annual Election Period:
October 15th – December 7th
This is for anyone wishing to join a plan or switch to a different plan.
Medicare Annual Disenrollment Period:
Jan. 1st – Feb. 14th
During this period, anyone already enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan can switch back to traditional Medicare and enroll in a standalone Part D plan.
Jan. 1st – Oct. 14th
Only those who are new to Medicare or who have special circumstances can join a Medicare Advantage plan during this time.
Download our NTSP Medicare Brochure 2017