Your Guide to Saving on Medicare Plans

Medicare Enrollment Dates

Open Enrollment dates: October 15th - December 7th

Most people can only pick a new Medicare D or Advantage plan during the open enrollment dates of October 15 - December 7. However, there are a number of important exceptions which let some people pick a new plan at other times of the year. The most important exception occurs in the year you turn 65, but there are many other important exceptions which you can learn about below.

Normal enrollment dates to pick a Medicare plan

Special situations (turning 65 and many others) which permit you to choose a Medicare plan at other times of the year

How to switch to a 5-star plan at other times of the year (not available in all areas)