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Medicare Open Enrollment

Stay up-to-date with the latest Medicare Open Enrollment news on easyMedicare.com. We will provide you with as much information as possible on Medicare Open Enrollment eligibility, how to enroll, and how easyMedicare.com can help. Our goal is to make the complicated subject of Medicare as easy as possible for you and your family.


Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period happens once every year (October 15th to December 7th) for individuals 65 years of age or older. It is that time of year when you have the opportunity to change your Medicare coverage plan, the cost, the provider and even your pharmacy. Whether you would like to switch from an Original Medicare plan to a Medicare Advantage plan (or vice versa), there are a variety of different options to choose from during the Annual Open Enrollment. The most popular options (but not limited to) during this time are Medicare Advantage plans as well as Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plans.

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When is 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment?

Medicare Open Enrollment starts on Monday, October 15th and lasts until Friday December 7th. If you are enrolling during this time, your coverage will start on January 1 of the new year. During Open Enrollment, you can:

  1. Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan (or vice versa)
  2. Anyone who has or is enrolling in Medicare Part A or B can join or drop their Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)
  3. Switch from your current Medicare Advantage plan to a new Medicare Advantage plan
  4. Switch from your current Medicare Prescription Drug plan (Part D) to a new Prescription Drug Plan

For more information on Medicare Open Enrollment Eligibility, click here.

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Medicare Open Enrollment: Who is Eligible?

During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period from October 15th to December 7th, anyone who is 65+ is eligible for a Medicare plan. You can also be under the age of 65 years old and still qualify for a Medicare plan. How? It is because you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Most people will receive Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) for free, but some may have to pay a premium for the coverage.

For more information on Medicare Open Enrollment Eligibility, click here.

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Medicare Open Enrollment: How We Can Help

At easyMedicare, our licensed insurance agents take pride in helping others find affordable Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Supplement plans that meets their financial and medical needs. When you contact easyMedicare, you will get a personal consultation from an agent who will take the time to find out what you are looking for in a Medicare plan.

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Six Questions Answered About Medicare Open Enrollment

Questions on when Medicare Open Enrollment starts, who is eligible, what plans are offered and the cost? Click here.

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