Medicare Enrollment Dates 2021

Sep 27, 2021 | Medicare Simplified

Take note of these Medicare Enrollment Dates 2021

Are you aware of the Medicare Enrollment Dates this 2021? Don’t miss your Medicare enrollment. Take note of these periods and avoid costly penalties such as when you miss your Part B enrollment.

Initial Enrollment Period

This is the period when you can join a plan when you are first eligible. This happens:

  • 3 months before or after you turn 65 or during the month you turn 65
  • If you’re under 65 and have a disability and start receiving your Social Security or RRB benefits

Most people automatically get Parts A and B while some may need to sign up for it.

If you join before you turn 65, your coverage begins the first day of the month you turn 65.

If you join after you turn 65, your coverage begins the first day of the month after you ask to join the plan.

Open Enrollment Period

This period happens every October 15 until December 7 of each year. During this time, you can join, switch, or drop a plan. Your coverage will begin on January 1st of the following year.

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

This period happens every January 1 until March 31 of each year. If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can change to a different plan or switch back to Original Medicare. Any changes to your plan will be effective on the first day of the month after the plan gets your request.

Special Enrollment Period

In special circumstances, you may sign up for Part A or Part B during a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if you missed your Initial Enrollment Period. Visit Medicare.gov to see if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Do you want to understand the Medicare Enrollment Dates this 2021?

If you need more help regarding your enrollment or learn more about the Medicare Enrollment dates, please give us a call so we can help you. Our help will be at no cost to you.

By contacting the phone number on this website you will be directed to a licensed agent.

This information comes from www.medicare.gov and Medicare and You 2021.

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