Enrollment Periods∇

Arizona Medicare enrollment periodsMedicare Enrollment Periods

Annual Enrollment period is from October 15th until December 7th each year. During that time a Medicare Beneficiary can elect to change from one AZ Medicare Advantage Plan to another.  They can also elect to change to a different Prescription Drug Plan.  The enrollment period doesn’t apply to AZ Medicare supplement Plans.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you can do during the Annual Enrollment Period:

  • Change to a Medicare Advantage plan from Original Medicare, Part A and Part B.
  • Change from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare, Part A and Part B.
  • Change from one Medicare Advantage plan to another (regardless of whether either plan offers drug coverage).
  • Join a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan.
  • Change from one Medicare prescription drug plan to another.
  • Opt out of Medicare prescription drug coverage completely.

Changes you make during the AEP go into effect January 1 of the next year.

However, there are also other special election periods which may be available to Medicare beneficiaries.

Ralph D Bredahl