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Medicare Enrollment: How and When to Enroll in Medicare

You have several options when the time comes for you to enroll in Medicare. For some people, Medicare enrollment is automatic, while for others, it may depend on when and how they become eligible.

When to Apply for Medicare: Late-Enrollment Penalties

You'll probably want to enroll in Medicare when you first become eligible -- for example, when you're approaching your 65th birthday. In some cases, delaying enrollment can subject you to a penalt

Medicare Eligibility: Who May Enroll in Medicare

Medicare eligibility – Part A and Part B To be eligible for Medicare Part A and Part B, you must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident for at least five continuous years. You must

When to Apply for Medicare

Knowing when to apply for Medicare can be a confusing topic for many beneficiaries. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about when and if to apply for the different types of Medic

Medicare Initial Enrollment Period

To get the most out of your Medicare health benefits, it's important for you to understand how and when to enroll in Medicare. Unless you qualify for automatic enrollment, you will need to sign up

The Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP)

Do you want to make changes to your Medicare coverage? There are certain times when you can make these changes; some of these time periods are different depending on the type of Medicare plan. For

Medicare Special Enrollment Period

There are cases where an individual may enroll in Medicare outside of regular enrollment periods due to extenuating circumstances. This is known as the Medicare Special Enrollment Period (SEP). If

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Periods, Including the Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP)

The Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP) is when you're first eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. A Medicare Advantage plan (also known as Medicare Part C) is another way to get

Medicare General Enrollment Period

Did you miss your Medicare Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)? That's the time (often a seven-month period, depending on your eligibility) when you first qualify for Medicare, and it's a good time to

Medicare Special Election Period (SEP)

A Special Election Period (SEP) lets you make changes to your Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare prescription drug plan coverage outside of the regular enrollment periods. The changes you can

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Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP)

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) is when you can disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare. This period occurs every year from January 1 to Februar

How Do I Sign up For Medicare if I am Turning 65?

If your 65th birthday is just around the corner, you're probably wondering, "How do I sign up for Medicare?" Fortunately, it's easy to learn how to enroll in Medicare and any other coverages y

When Can I Get Medicare?

Medicare is one type of government health insurance. You can generally qualify for Medicare through two ways: age or disability. You also must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident for

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