Medicare Advantage Enrollment
There are only certain times you can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan (MA).
Additional time to change
If you would like to leave your Medicare Advantage Plan and switch to Original Medicare, you can do this between January 1st – February 14th. During this time you will also be able to add a Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) to your Original Medicare. Changes that cannot be made during this time include switching from one PDP to another, switching from one MA to another, and switching from Original Medicare to a MA Plan.
Under most circumstances, you must remain in your MA Plan for the remainder of the year. There are a few exceptions you may be able to join, switch or drop outside of the above time periods and they include those living in an institution (like a nursing home), those who qualify for Extra Help, and those who move out the plan’s service area. Outside of these exceptions, everyone must keep the plan they signed up for during the AEP and will not be able to change except during that time.Have questions about this article or know someone with Medicare Questions? We can help. Please call us at 877.759.5760 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.