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Am I Eligible?

How do I know if I'm eligible for Medicare?

Medicare offers health insurance to people age 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and anybody with End-Stage Renal Disease. Generally, Medicare will inform you when you qualify.

Am I eligible for a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan?

You must be entitled for Medicare benefits under Medicare Part A and/or enrolled in Medicare Part B to be eligible for our Part D plans. Please note that you can only be enrolled in one Medicare prescription drug plan at a time.

Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to enroll in or switch their Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Medicare Part D) between November 15 and December 31, for an effective date January 1st. Additionaly, Medicare Part D plan members may make one additional change between Januray 1st and March 31, for coverage effective the first of the following month.

There are other times when you may be able to sign up or switch prescription drug plans. If you are turning 65 and are new to Medicare, you can enroll in a plan up to three full months before your birth month and up to three months after. If you are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, you can switch at any time.

What if I don’t become eligible for Medicare until after December 31 of this calendar year?

No problem! Medicare will inform you of the dates of your seven-month open enrollment period, which is the same as your enrollment period for Medicare.

Can I switch Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plans if I’m already enrolled in another Medicare prescription drug plan?

Yes. Generally speaking, most people are allowed to switch Medicare drug plans between November 15 and December 31 each year for an effective date of January 1st.

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