Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period

Medicare’s annual open enrollment period is October 15 through December 7. During this time, you can select a new Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) with coverage that will begin January 1. It is also a chance to review and compare your coverage with other available plans and enroll in a new plan.

During the open enrollment period you can:

  • Buy a new Medicare Advantage plan if you are enrolled in Original Medicare (Parts A & B).
  • Switch back to Original Medicare if you currently have a Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Change to a new Medicare Advantage or Part D plan if you currently have a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. 
  • Buy or cancel a Part D plan if you have, or are signing up for, Original Medicare.

This open enrollment period cannot be used to enroll in Part A and/or Part B for the first time. For information about enrolling in Part A and/or Part B for the first time visit www.medicare.gov or call 800-633-4227.

Note: Each year, insurance companies can make changes to Medicare plans, including changes to the prescription drugs they cover. It is a good idea to review your current Medicare plan every year to make sure it still meets your needs.

For more information about Medicare’s annual open enrollment period, or assistance with your review and plan comparison, contact the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) at 800-803-7174 or visit their website at mmapinc.org.