The Initial Enrollment Period is a 7-month window when individuals first become eligible to enroll in Medicare. They can enroll starting 3 months before their 65th birthday, the month of their birthday, and the 3 months following their birthday.
The Annual Enrollment period is a set period takes place from October 15th to December 7th. This is when your plan rolls over or individuals can select a new plan for the following year.
The Open Enrollment Period takes place from January 1st to March 31st. This period allows individuals the opportunity to change their medicare advantage plan if their current plan is not the right one for them.
There are times throughout the year when those with Medicare Advantage can change their plan if certain events in their life take place, such as moving homes or losing coverage from another plan.