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Medicare's Open Enrollment Period is here!


Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period runs from October 15th through December 7th every year. This period of time is also known as the Annual Election Period. During this time:

  • Anyone with Part A and B can switch to a Part C Advantage Plan
  • Anyone with Part C can switch back to Parts A and B
  • Anyone who has, or is signing up for, Medicare Parts A or B can join, drop, or switch a Part D drug plan
  • Anyone with Part C can switch to a new Part C plan

Coverage selected during Open Enrollment will be effective as of January 1.

If you, a family member, or a friend, are currently enrolled in Medicare, or are approaching age 65, click here to take a look at our Guidebook covering the complex topic of Medicare.  If you have friends or family who are navigating Medicare, please feel free to share this resource with them.


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