Understanding the Enrollment Criteria
We help you choose the right Medicare plan and provide comprehensive information on the enrollment guidelines.
Medicare Enrollment Periods
If you’re new to Medicare, you may have many questions about Medicare enrollment, and we are always here to guide you on when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. The answer depends partly on the type of Medicare coverage you’re enrolling in.
Initial Enrollment Period
When you first qualify for the Medicare scheme, you have seven months to sign up for the Original Medicare plan.
General Enrollment Period
If you didn’t sign up for Part A and/or Part B during your Initial Enrollment Period, you could sign up between January 1st – March 31st each year. The coverage starts from July.
Special Enrollment Period
If you haven’t signed up for a plan during the initial enrollment period, you can sign up in the special enrollment period.
However, there are certain criteria you must fulfill to be able to sign up during this window.
You can sign up any time as long as you or your spouse is working and have an 8-month Special Enrollment Period that starts the month after the employment ends or the group health plan insurance based on current employment ends.
What Can You Do During the Annual Enrollment Period: October 15th, 2022 – December 7th, 2022
The changes will take effect on January 1st, 2023
What Can You Do During the Open Enrollment Period: January 1st –March 31st
If you’re enrolled in a Part C (Advantage Plan), you can switch between different providers in the same category or switch to Part A and B. You can also join a separate Part D once during the time frame.