Medicare Enrollment Articles

Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for Part A and/or Part B

A Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP) can let you sign up for Original Medicare Part A and/or Part B outside of regular enrollment periods. If you’re not eligible for an SEP, you’ll have usually to wait until the next General Enrollment Period to... Read more

2018 Medicare Annual Election Period Checklist

Many people don't realize that you can't always make Medicare coverage changes anytime you want. That's why it's important to learn about Medicare's Annual Election Period (AEP), when you may be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan or a stand-alone... Read more

Complete Guide to Medicare: Understanding When You Can Enroll in Medicare

This article outlines when you can enroll in Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Supplement insurance a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), or a Medicare Advantage plan. Assuming you meet residency requirements, you generally first... Read more

Medicare Enrollment Periods (Infographic)

You can only enroll, disenroll, or make changes to your Medicare coverage during certain times, so it's important to know when those periods occur. Some Medicare enrollment periods take place when you're first eligible for Medicare. There are also periods... Read more

Medicare Special Election Period for Low-Income Subsidy Beneficiaries

Are you enrolled in Medicare and receiving Extra Help with prescription drug costs? Also known as the Medicare Low-Income Subsidy, this program helps low-income enrollees with Medicare Part D costs like premiums, deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance. You... Read more

Medicare Annual Election Period Cheat Sheet

This cheat sheet can help clarify some of Medicare’s basic information to help you understand the options available to you. Enrollment periods for Original Medicare These enrollment periods may be used to enroll in Original Medicare, Part A and Part... Read more

Medicare Star Ratings and the 5-Star Special Election Period

Are you unhappy with your current plan or need a change? The Medicare 5-Star Special Election Period (SEP) may be a good time to switch to a 5-star rated Medicare Advantage plan, Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, or Medicare Cost Plan. Medicare plans are... Read more

How to Help Your Spouse Enroll in Medicare

If your spouse needs assistance with Medicare enrollment, there are different ways you may be able to help. If your spouse is disabled, you may have authorization such as power of attorney, which will give you the authority to act on his or her behalf.... Read more

Checklist for the Medicare Annual Election Period (Infographic)

The Medicare Annual Election Period (also called the Open Enrollment period) runs from October 15 through December 7 each year. See what you can do during the Medicare Annual Election Period, and use our checklist of things to keep in mind during this... Read more

I’m Turning 65, What Do I Need to Do?

For most people, turning 65 means you're eligible for Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. This federal program provides hospital insurance and some medical insurance to older Americans and those under 65 with certain disabilities. At this time, you may... Read more




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