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This area of the site will guide you through everything you need to know about Medicare eligibility and enrollment. You’ll find overviews, FAQs and pages dedicated to all the details about Medicare enrollment periods and eligibility criteria.

Medicare Enrollment Periods

When can you enroll in Medicare? See the Medicare enrollment schedule with all available enrollment periods. See how soon you can get coverage.

Medicare Enrollment FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare Enrollment. See who qualifies for Medicare, when and how to enroll, how to choose a plan, and more.

Annual Enrollment Period

Learn about Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. See what to do to prepare for AEP, what you can do with your existing plan during this time, and how to enroll or change Medicare plans.

Missed Medicare Enrollment Period | Late Penalty

Accidentally miss your Medicare enrollment period? Compare options if you forgot to enroll during your Initial, Annual, General, Open, or Special Enrollment Period.

Annual Enrollment Period vs Open Enrollment Period

Compare Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period and Open Enrollment Period. Compare dates and which types of plans you can change or enroll in during each.

When Can I Enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Learn more about Enrollment Periods for Medicare Advantage Plans. See dates for Initial, Annual, Open, and Special Enrollment Periods.

Annual Enrollment Period FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. Answer questions you have about eligibility requirements, dates, enrollment options, best practices, and more.

Initial Enrollment Period

Learn about Medicare’s Initial Enrollment Period. Understand the parts of Medicare, how to prepare for IEP, and when you are eligible for enrollment. See our FAQ for all IEP questions you may have.

Initial Enrollment Period FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare’s Initial Enrollment Period. Answer questions you have about eligibility requirements, dates, choosing a plan, the process of applying, and more.

Medicare and Still Working Past 65

What are your health care options if you’re still working at 65? Compare transitioning from employer health insurance to Medicare, keeping your employer insurance with Medicare, and delaying Medicare enrollment.

Open Enrollment Period

Learn about Medicare Advantage’s Open Enrollment Period. Find out if you qualify for this enrollment period and what you can do during this time. See our FAQ to answer all OEP questions.

Special Enrollment Periods

Learn about Medicare’s Special Enrollment Period. See what makes you eligible for an SEP and read about qualifying life events.

Medicare Change of Address | Moving to a New State

What happens to your Medicare plan when you move? See what qualifies as “moving,” what types of Medicare plans are affected, and how to change your Medicare plan.

Qualifying Life Events for Medicare SEPs

What life events qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period? See how moving, loss of coverage, changes to your current plan, dual eligibility, and more can qualify you for an additional Enrollment Period.

Medicare with Social Security Disability Insurance

Medicare has different rules when it comes to disability coverage. See when you qualify for Medicare if you’re on disability, what additional benefits you can get through Medicare Advantage, and what Special Needs Plans can cover.

Online Enrollment Overview

How can you enroll in Medicare Advantage online? See different enrollment periods, steps to take before enrolling, and what you can do with easyMedicare’s Online Enrollment Portal.

Is Online Enrollment Safe?

Learn how to safely enroll in Medicare Advantage online. Find out what information you will need to share, how your data will be used, and what to watch out for when enrolling online.

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