When can I sign up for Medicare?

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Turning 65. What do I do?
Getting Ready for Your 65th Birthday A Year Before Start thinking about your move to Medicare. Make sure you understand the difference between Medicare plan options. Start looking into what options are available in your area. Make s...
Do I need to sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B?
If you're already receiving benefits from Social Security or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRD), you're under age 65 and disabled, or you've been diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), you'll automatically rece...
How can I sign up for Medicare Part A and Part B?
Apply online through the Social Security's website . Visit your local Social Security office . Call Social Security at (800) 772-1213, TTY (800) 352-0778 or 711. Fill out the Application for Enrollment in Part B . Remember, you must alrea...
Initial Enrollment Period
Your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) is the seven-month period you have when you first become eligible to sign up for Medicare. It includes the three months before the month of your birthday, your birth month, and the three months after the month of...
General Enrollment Period
If you didn't sign up for Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement when you're first eligible, you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period, between January 1 and March 31 each year. If you enroll during this time, your coverage wil...
Annual Enrollment Period
The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is each year from October 15 to December 7, and it's when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. At this time, you can enroll in or leave a Medicare Advantage plan, you can switch Medicare Advantage c...
Am I eligible for a Special Enrollment Period?
Outside the Annual Enrollment Period , you can only enroll in a plan after a special event with a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). These are the different kinds of SEPs: Moved to a new service area or to an area with new plan options: You can s...
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period
On January 1–March 31 each year, you can make the following changes during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. If you're on a Medicare Advantage plan (with or without drug coverage) you can switch to another Medicare Advantage...
How do I enroll in a Medicare plan?
The Annual Enrollment Period is October 15 to December 7 each year. Outside those dates, you must qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a plan. Our plans are only available in certain places. Make sure you live in our service are...