Most people qualify for Medicare once they reach 65 years of age. Younger people with a qualifying disability, End Stage Renal Disease, or ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) may also qualify. In most cases you can first enroll in Medicare three months before the month of your 65th birthday.
When you first qualify for Medicare you’ll be eligible to enroll in all plan types during this period and you cannot be denied or charged more for coverage. You’ll also be able to enroll in the Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Part D plan of your choice during the Annual Election Period each year.
However, you can be denied coverage for a Medigap plan if you don’t enroll during your six-month initial enrollment period. If you do get accepted for coverage you may have to undergo a medical exam and could be charged a higher plan premium if you are considered a higher risk due to your health.
The Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) opens on October 15th and closes on December 7th. During this time you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. You new coverage choices go into effect on January 1st.
During the Medicare Advantage & Prescription Drug Plan Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), you’ll be able to make changes to existing Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans. This means that you can keep, change or drop plans. We recommend that you compare quotes for multiple plans in your area to ensure that you enroll in the plan that fits your needs and budget.
We’ll ask you some simple questions to help connect you with licensed insurance agents who can find the plans available for you. To get started, just click here and submit your information. You can also call a licensed insurance agent directly at (866) 309-0958 TTY:711
At MedicareMatchup we’re dedicated to providing a free, unbiased service to help you find the Medicare plan that fits your needs with no obligation to enroll. By answering just a few questions we’ll connect you with plan information for Medicare options in your area.
We give you options—By working with trusted partners we’re able to provide you with plan information for multiple plans in your area so you can choose the plan most suited to your lifestyle.
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Plan availability varies by region and state. To request information without providing personal information, please call the phone number listed above. By completing the quotes form or calling the above number, you can be directed to a licensed insurance agent who can provide more information about your options and answer your questions via a third-party partner of MedicareMatchup. Participating sales agencies represent Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, PFFS organizations that are contracted with Medicare. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. This is a solicitation for insurance, and the information is not a complete description of benefits or coverage options. We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE to get information on all of your options.
Outside of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, members can enroll in a plan only if they meet certain criteria. A licensed insurance agent can help you determine whether you are eligible.