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Depending on your circumstances, you may enroll at different times during the year.

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Enrollment Eligibility

Medicare Advantage open enrollment spans from October 15 through December 7. Special circumstances may allow you to enroll before or after the enrollment period.

Pre-Enrollment
October 1 – October 14

Evaluate your options and costs before open enrollment starts so you can make an informed decision.


Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
October 15 – December 7

During the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare Advantage, you can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare drug plan. If you enroll in or make changes to a plan during AEP, changes and new benefits will take effect on January 1, as long as your request is received by December 7.

Special circumstances may allow you to make changes or enroll outside of AEP so that you can begin coverage earlier than January 1. See Initial Coverage Election and Special Enrollment Periods.

Initial Coverage Election

If you are newly eligible for Medicare, this is known as an Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP), and it allows you to enroll and begin coverage earlier than January 1st of the next year.

Special Enrollment Period

The following are examples of special circumstances that would qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), allowing you to enroll, leave, or change Medicare plans:

  • You receive Extra Help from the government toward drug costs.
  • You move in or out of a SelectHealth Advantage service area.
  • You lose employer-sponsored group health coverage.
  • You live in a long-term care facility.

See a full list of special circumstances that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period on our Enrollment Form.


Annual Disenrollment
January 1 – February 14

If you are a Medicare Advantage plan member, you can disenroll and return to Original Medicare. Anyone who disenrolls from a Medicare Advantage plan during this time can join a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan during the same period. If you join a Medicare Prescription drug plan, you will be automatically disenrolled from your SelectHealth Advantage plan and returned to Original Medicare.


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