Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period happens each year from October 15 through December 7. This is the period when most* people can change their Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan for the coming calendar year.

If you have a Medicare Supplement policy you are not required to make any changes during this period as Medicare Supplement policies are guaranteed renewable and can be changed at any time, subject to their own eligibility requirements.

It is important to understand the difference between Medicare Supplement policies and Medicare Advantage plans. Call 1-800-649-9604.

 

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*There are some exceptions to the rules regarding when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan. For example you can change mid-year if you are moving to an area outside of your current plan’s coverage area. You can also change plans if you participate in a low income assistance program or are eligible for Medicaid as well as Medicare. For help in determining your eligibility for a Special Enrollment Period call 1-800-649-9604.