Medicare Enrollment

Medicare Enrollment and Election Periods

Medicare Enrollment and Election Periods   Whether you’re enrolling in Original Medicare for the first time or looking at all your Medicare plan options, there are rules about when you can enroll or make changes to your Medicare coverage, depending on the type of Medicare coverage. For example, if you’re interested in signing up for a Medicare Advantage plan, one of the times you can enroll is the Annual Election Period, which occurs from October 15 to December 7 ever...
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Applying for Your Medicare Card

Applying for Your Medicare Card   For some people, Medicare enrollment occurs automatically, while others need to manually enroll. Medicare sends you a red, white, and blue card when you’re signed up. You’re generally eligible for Medicare if you’re a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of at least five continuous years, and you generally qualify by age (65 or older). However, you may qualify for Medicare before ...
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