Medicare Enrollment Articles

Medicare Enrollment Periods

If you’re new to Medicare, you may have a lot of questions about Medicare enrollment and when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. The answer depends in part on the type of Medicare coverage you’re enrolling in: Original Medicare (Part A... Read more

How to Complete Medicare Enrollment Forms

As you approach the age of 65, you’ll want to make sure you enroll in the Medicare insurance plan that may suit your needs. To do so, you need to know how to sign up for Medicare and which Medicare application forms to complete. Do I need Medicare... Read more

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

The Medicare Initial Enrollment Period vs. the Medicare Initial Coverage Election Period

There are numerous Medicare election periods, each of them serving a different purpose when it comes to signing up for benefits. This article illustrates the difference between the two periods that sound incredibly similar. The Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)... Read more

2019 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... 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

Do I need to be getting Social Security to enroll in Medicare?

The simple answer is no, getting Social Security is not a requirement to enroll in Medicare. However, if you are receiving Social Security, you may be enrolled in Medicare automatically. How do I get Social Security? Social Security gives monthly payments... 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

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 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




Compare Medicare
Plans and Save

Our shoppers found an average saving of $541/year*

Compare Plans


Can’t Find the Answer You’re Looking For?

  • saying Talk to a Licensed Insurance Agent
  • 1-844-847-2659
  • TTY Users 711
  • Mon - Fri, 8am - 8pm ET