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Am I eligible for
Medicare benefits?

It’s easy to shop, compare, and enroll. Choose your plan today.

You are eligible for Medicare benefits
if you are:

  • Checkage 65 and entitled to monthly Social Security benefits.
  • Checkage 65 or older and have a spouse entitled to Social Security benefits, even if you are not.
  • Checkage 65 or older and are the widow/widower of someone entitled to Social Security benefits.
  • Checkunder age 65 and have received Social Security disability benefits for at least 24 months.

When can I enroll?

There are certain times when you can join a Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or make changes to your Medicare coverage. These are called “enrollment periods.”

Open Enrollment Period (OEP)

The Open Enrollment Period starts Jan. 1 and ends on March 31. During this period, you can…

  • Enroll from one Medicare Advantage plan to another
  • Enroll from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare (but not from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan)
  • Individuals may add or drop Part D coverage

Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs)

You could qualify for a Special Enrollment Period during any month when certain events happen in your life, even if it’s outside of AEP and OEP. You may qualify for an SEP if…

  • You move
  • You are eligible for Medicaid
  • You qualify for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs
  • You move to an institution, like a skilled nursing facility or long term care hospital
  • You want to switch to a plan with a 5-star overall quality rating

Be sure to sign up when you’re eligible

If you don’t, you might owe a penalty. Medicare beneficiaries who go for 63 days or more without “creditable drug coverage” must pay a late enrollment penalty. Creditable coverage is prescription drug coverage that meets Original Medicare’s standards.

It’s easy to shop, compare, and enroll online. Choose your plan today.

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