What's the Medicare Open Enrollment Period? (OEP)

Learn about the OEP and determine whether or not it applies to you.

  • The Open Enrollment Period runs from January 1st through March 31st each year.
  • If you are currently on a Medicare Advantage Plan you may be eligible to change from your current plan to a new Medicare Advantage plan during this enrollment period.
  • If you are currently on a Medicare Advantage Plan you may also be eligible to switch back to Original Medicare and pick a Part D Prescription Drug Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can contact our office at (208) 201-0118 and we can give you more information about the OEP and determine whether or not you qualify.

Even if you’ve used your current plan benefits, you may still be eligible to change plans.

Your new plan would begin on the 1st of the month following the change.  Example: We write your new plan on January 22nd, your new plan benefits would start February 1st.

You may be eligible to drop your Medicare Advantage Plan and revert back to Original Medicare with a Supplement and a Prescription Drug Plan.  You can contact us at (208) 201-0118 to see if you qualify.

You may be eligible if you have a Special Election Period but you may not automatically enroll in a new Medicare Advantage Plan using the Open Enrollment Period Option.
Unfortunately, no. Once you have selected a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), you are locked in to that plan for the remainder of the calendar year.
Unfortunately, no. Because you did not enroll in a Part D drug plan last year, you are not eligible to enroll in a new drug plan until the Annual Election Period which runs from October 15th to December 7th.
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