Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP)
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is an additional opportunity for consumers on a Medicare Advantage plan to make a single plan change. OEP runs between January 1 and March 31 every year.
What can I change during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?
The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is exclusively for those already on a Medicare Advantage Plan. If you qualify to make a change during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, you can choose a different Advantage Plan or choose to return to Original Medicare. If you decide to discontinue the Advantage Plan, you can also enroll a separate Prescription Drug Plan (Part D).
For those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, only one switch is allowed during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in the first quarter of the year.
During this enrollment period, Original Medicare policyholders cannot:
- Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan
- Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D)
- Switch Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Let The Medicare Helpline Help You Better Understand the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period
Our licensed insurance agents can provide side-by-side coverage comparisons to make it easier for you to decide which Medicare plan is right for you. Don’t miss out on the benefits you deserve—get started by entering your zip below.
The Medicare Helpline is a licensed and certified representative of a Medicare Advantage [HMO, PPO and PFFS] organization and a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal. By completing the contact form above or calling the number listed above, you will be directed to a licensed sales agent who can answer your questions and provide information about Medicare Advantage, Part D or Medicare supplement insurance plans. Availability of carriers and products are dependent on your resident zip code.
The purpose of this communication is the solicitation of insurance. Contact will be made by an insurance agent/producer or insurance company. Medicare Supplement insurance is available to those age 65 and older enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B and in some states to those under age 65 eligible for Medicare due to disability or End Stage Renal disease. Medicare Supplement insurance plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.
The Medicare Helpline is not affiliated with any governmental program or agency. Plans can only be changed during certain times of the year.
This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.