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.
When can you enroll in Medicare? See the Medicare enrollment schedule with all available enrollment periods. See how soon you can get coverage.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare Enrollment. See who qualifies for Medicare, when and how to enroll, how to choose a plan, and more.
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.
Accidentally miss your Medicare enrollment period? Compare options if you forgot to enroll during your Initial, Annual, General, Open, or Special 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.
Learn more about Enrollment Periods for Medicare Advantage Plans. See dates for Initial, Annual, Open, and Special Enrollment Periods.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period. Answer questions you have about eligibility requirements, dates, enrollment options, best practices, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about Medicare’s Special Enrollment Period. See what makes you eligible for an SEP and read about qualifying life events.
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.
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 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.
How can you enroll in Medicare Advantage online? See different enrollment periods, steps to take before enrolling, and what you can do with the easyMed Insurance Services Online Enrollment Portal.
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.
Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs each year from October 15 to December 7. What is the Annual Enrollment Period vs. Open Enrollment Period?
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)
Your Initial Enrollment Period generally surrounds your 65th birthday but may occur if you otherwise become eligible for Medicare for the first time.
Speak to a Licensed Insurance Agent Today
1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711
Mon-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri 8am-9pm, Sat 10am-6pm ET
Aetna® Anthem® Cigna Healthcare® Humana® UnitedHealthcare®
e-TeleQuote Insurance Inc. (“e-TeleQuote”), an affiliate of Primerica, Inc., does business as easyMed Insurance Services in all states other than New Mexico. e-TeleQuote is a duly licensed insurance agency appointed by Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS plans and stand-alone prescription drug plans and insurance companies holding Medicare contracts approved by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). e-TeleQuote is not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare Program. Enrollment in any plan for coverage is subject to insurance company approval. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. By using e-TeleQuote’s easyMedicare website, you understand and agree that in New Mexico, we operate as e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. (Your IP address and/or location coordinates may be gathered to verify your location.) Sales agents may be compensated based on your enrollment in a health plan. Medicare Supplement plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Federal Medicare program. e-TeleQuote complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. easyMedicare.com is a non-government site, powered by e-TeleQuote Insurance, Inc. e-TeleQuote provides a secure way to purchase Medicare insurance from the comfort of your home or workplace. We do not offer every plan available in your area. Currently we represent 5 organizations which offer 3,291 products in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-Medicare (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048) 24 hours day/7 days a week, or your local State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), to get information on all of your options. Not all plans offer all of these benefits. Benefits may vary by carrier and location. Limitations and exclusions may apply. To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.
Last Updated: October 13, 2023