Fall Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7 each year. During this time, you can make changes to your health insurance coverage, including adding, dropping, or changing your Medicare coverage. Even if you are happy with your current health and drug coverage, Fall Open Enrollment is the time to review what you have, compare it with other options, and make sure that your current coverage still meets your needs for the coming year. You can make as many changes as you need to your Medicare coverage during Fall Open Enrollment. The changes you can make include:
- Joining a new Medicare Advantage Plan
- Joining a new Part D prescription drug plan
- Switching from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan
- Switching from a Medicare Advantage Plan to Original Medicare (with or without a Part
The last change you make will take effect on January 1, 2020. To avoid enrollment problems, it is best to call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) when making any changes to your health and/or drug coverage.
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