When can I enroll in a Part D prescription drug plan?If you need to enroll in Part D for the first time, you can do so during your IEP, during Fall Open Enrollment (see What is Fall Open Enrollment?), or if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (see What Other Opportunities Do I Have To Change My Medicare Health and Drug Coverage?). Additionally, you must

  • Have Medicare Part A and/or Part B
  • And, live in the Part D plan’s service area.

Your Part D IEP is usually the same as your Medicare IEP (see When Can I Enroll in Medicare Part A and/or Part B?). The date when your Part D coverage begins depends on when you sign up:

  • Enrolling during the first three months of the IEP means coverage begins the first day of
    the fourth
  • Enrolling in the fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh month of the IEP means coverage begins the month
    following the month of enrollment.

Read More: What is Fall Open Enrollment?
Learn About: What is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?
Return to: Medicare Part D

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