Medicare Enrollment Periods (Infographic)

Last Updated : 09/15/20182 min read

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 each year during which you can add, change, or drop certain Medicare plans.

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And, you can enroll into Medicare for limited time periods if you happen to have certain qualifying events.

Be aware that not signing up when you’re first eligible for certain parts of Medicare could mean having to pay late-enrollment penalties and higher premiums later.

Take a look at our infographic to see when you can enroll and make changes for different types of Medicare coverage.



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