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What is the Annual Election Period?

The Annual Election Period is when you can change your Medicare plan or enroll in Medicare Advantage. Learn more about it here.

When is the Annual Election Period?

The Annual Election Period usually happens from October 15 to December 7 each year. Find out about other enrollment opportunities here.

What are your Medicare options?

Once you’ve enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A and B) through the government, you are eligible to enroll in a Medicare Part D, Medigap, or Medicare Advantage plan. Here’s where you can compare these options.

Should you consider a Medicare Advantage plan?

If you like the financial certainty of a maximum out-of-pocket and specialized benefits like vision and dental care, Medicare Advantage is a great option. Learn more about Medicare Advantage here.

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How can you enroll in a Medicare plan?

Enrolling in Original Medicare must be done through Social Security. Medicare Part D, Medigap, and Medicare Advantage enrollment must be done over the phone. Click here to find out more about enrollment requirements.

What’s a deductible?

A deductible is the amount you’ll pay out of pocket for your care before insurance kicks in. For example, if your plan includes a deductible of $1,000, you’ll pay the first $1,000 in covered services. After that, your insurance will cover 60-90% of the bills, depending on your plan. Learn more about how your Medicare benefits work here.

What’s a MOOP?

A MOOP (or maximum out-of-pocket) is the most you’ll spend in a calendar year on eligible health expenses. Once you’ve met your MOOP, your Medicare Advantage plan will pay for any covered services for the rest of the year. Find out more about your Medicare costs here.

What’s a premium?

A premium is a set amount of money you pay (usually monthly) to keep your insurance plan active. Find out more about your Medicare costs here.

Is the Annual Election Period different from the Initial Enrollment Period?

Yes. Your Initial Enrollment Period is the seven-month period of time you can enroll in Parts A and B. It starts three months before your birth month and ends three months after. Learn more about your Initial Enrollment Period here.

Are there any tips to navigating the Annual Election Period?

We’re glad you asked. Click here to read our tried-and-true Annual Election Period do’s and don’ts. You’ve got this!

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