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Medicare Enrollment: How and When to Enroll in Medicare

Summary: 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 el

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 als

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

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

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

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 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

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

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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

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

How Do I Apply for Medicare Online?

You can do so many tasks online these days. What about applying for Medicare? We'll walk you through the steps and give you some important tips for applying for Medicare and Medicare health plan

Turning 65? Here’s What You Need to Know about Medicare

If you're turning 65, or qualifying for Medicare by disability, you might be wondering how to sign up for Medicare. Maybe you'd like to understand what Medicare is all about. Here's a quick summar

Five Timely Tips for Medicare Enrollment When You Turn 65

What if you could get signed up for Medicare without doing a thing? What if you could take care of Medicare enrollment options easily, anywhere, in just a few minutes? Read on to demystify Medic

Medicare Enrollment Periods

  Are you ready for Medicare enrollment? There are different open enrollment periods depending on what type of coverage you want. We'll run through these sign-up periods. Soon I will turn a

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

What Do I Need to Know about Medicare Enrollment for my Parents?

Summary: If it's Medicare enrollment time for your parents, maybe they've turned to you for help. Don't worry – Medicare enrollment is automatic for many people. Even if you have to help your pare

What’s the New Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage?

  Did you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, and later discover a plan you'd much rather have? You can generally change plans only during certain time periods. Now there's another chance f

When is Medicare Open Enrollment?

Whether you call it Medicare Open Enrollment, the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), or even the "Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage" – h

Can I Enroll in Medicare Before Age 65?

  Millions of older Americans enroll in Medicare to help pay their health expenses, according to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Most beneficiaries are age 65 and older. How

How Can I Sign up My Parent for Medicare Online?

Summary: You may be able to help your parents sign up for Medicare online. But Medicare enrollment is often automatic, so your parents wouldn't need to sign up. Once your parents are signed up for M

When Are My Parents Eligible for Medicare?

Summary:   Most people become eligible for Medicare when they turn 65 or have been disabled for two years. It’s possible to be retired and not eligible for Medicare. There are annual enr

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