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2020 Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15–December 7)

Medicare enrollment periods, including special enrollment, is discussed at https://www.medicare.gov/blog/medicare-enrollment-period-2020

During the open enrollment period, you can:

  • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. 
  • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage.
  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
  • Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan.
  • Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely.

 

Medicare has produced a video describing the open enrollment process at: 

If you need to sign up for Medicare, that information is here: https://www.medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/get-started-with-medicare

If you need a supplement, an advantage plan, or a prescription drug plan, that information is here: https://www.medicare.gov/plan-compare/#/?lang=en&year=2021

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