The Medicare Open Enrollment Period (or Medicare Annual Enrollment Period) runs from October 15th, 2021 through December 7th, 2021. 

What changes are allowed during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period? 

  • Switch from Medicare Advantage back to Original Medicare (plus a Medicare Part D plan, and possibly a Medigap Medicare Supplement plan)
  • Disenroll from Original Medicare and enroll in Medicare Advantage
  • Change from one Medicare Advantage plan to another
  • Sign up for a Part D prescription drug plan
  • Change from one Part D prescription plan to another
  • Cancel your prescription drug coverage

Any changes you make during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period will take effect on January 1st of the following year.

Recommended information resources:
—> “Medicare & You 2022”—The official U.S. government Medicare handbook

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Debra Sale
Certified Insurance Service Representative