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Dates to Remember
You can start getting premium and benefit information for the new plan year.
October 15 — December 7
This is the Annual Election Period (AEP). You can make changes to your existing Medicare health or prescription drug plan or select a new plan for next year.
January 1 — February 14
This is the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period. It allows you to disenroll from your Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and return to Original Medicare.
If you are turning 65:
- Remember to sign up for Medicare benefits if you aren't already getting Social Security (for instance, because you're still working). You should contact Social Security three months before you turn age 65.
- You can enroll in a Medicare plan starting three months before the month of your 65th birthday, the month of your birthday, and for up to three months after your 65th birthday, for a total period of seven months.
- You don't need to do anything if you already receive Social Security benefits. A Medicare card should automatically be sent to you about three months before you become eligible for Medicare.