INTRODUCTION

sgMany people want to know when their Medicare enrollment would end and if it happens, whether they will still be able to enroll in it. Such questions arise due to the time frame placed on the Medicare enrollment process. In order to know when the Medicare enrollment would end, you have to first know what the Medicare Open Enrollment is.

What is Medicare Open Enrollment?

Medicare Open Enrollment is the period when people enroll in Medicare. Different Medicare parts, namely Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D and Medigap, have different enrollment periods.

When you miss a Medicare enrollment because you did not know when it happened, it could mean greater costs for the rest of your life. For avoiding this, it is advisable for you to be set and ready during the first seventh month of your 65 years of age. When you get Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B from Florida Blue, you would qualify automatically for enrolling in Medicare Part C, Medicare Part D and Medigap. In brief, you can enroll in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B during your first and initial enrollment period which is the first seventh months of your 65 years of age. If you miss out on this enrollment period, the consequence might be that you have to pay more for part B throughout your lifetime. The other dates for the enrollment in Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B are January 1 – March 31.

You can enroll in Medicare Part C and Medicare Part D during your first and initial enrollment period which is usually the first seventh months of your 65 years of age. If you miss out on this enrollment period, the consequences could be that you have to pay more for Medicare Part D throughout your life. The annual election period is from October 15 to December 7 and the special dis-enrollment period is from January 1 to February 14.