Medicare Enrollment Guide
2018-2019 Medicare Enrollment Dates & State Eligibility
Medicare enrollment and benefits can be confusing. If you are currently eligible for Medicare or are nearing the age of Medicare eligibility, it’s important to get a better understanding of how to navigate some of these vital enrollment dates.
This guide provides the information you need to know about Medicare enrollment periods, as well as local resources you can explore for answers to coverage questions and for help paying some of your health care costs.
Keep reading for more information about this and other important Medicare enrollment periods.
You should pay special attention to the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (OEP), which is also called the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP). Medicare recipients can enroll in, make changes to or disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan (Medicare Part C) or a Medicare Prescription Drug plan (Medicare Part D) during this period, which runs from October 15 to December 7 every year. Plan elections made during the 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment Period go into effect January 2019.