If You Are Soon Turning 65
For patients who are turning 65, there is a window of opportunity where you can select your Medicare coverage. First-¬time Medicare beneficiaries have what is called an Initial Enrollment Period. This period starts three months prior to your 65th birthday, includes your birth month, and extends three months after your birth month. It’s important to enroll during this time.
If You Are Over 65
Patients who have previously turned 65 and opted for coverage through traditional Medicare, can select Medicare Advantage coverage every year during the Medicare Annual Election Period, which runs from October 15 – December 7th.