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How to Understand Medicare Special Enrollment Periods (Continued)

How Long Does a Medicare Special Enrollment Period Last?

Special Enrollment Periods typically last two to three months, varying based on the circumstances. If you move and can’t keep your plan, your SEP may start a month before you move and last for two additional months after that. If your current plan is set to be terminated, your SEP starts two months before the plan ends and lasts an additional month. If you move out of a long-term care facility, your SEP will span two full months after you leave.

How Do They Compare to Other Types of Enrollment Periods?

Special Enrollment Periods are only triggered by qualifying events. Initial Enrollments Periods are initiated automatically when a U.S. citizen who has paid into Social Security nears the age of 65.

The Annual Election Period (AEP), Oct. 7 to Dec. 15, and Open Enrollment Period (OEP), Jan. 1 to March 31, are offered annually. To take advantage of them, just take action when the windows of opportunity open up each year.

How Can I Take Advantage of an SEP?

Get help determining if you qualify for special enrollment or get assistance in preparing for your next window of opportunity to change your plan. Call 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday to talk with a licensed Medicare agent today!