Special enrollment periods may apply for change of residence, loss of group coverage, or if your plan withdraws from the market for the upcoming year.
Special enrollment period for Dual Eligibles and those receiving Extra Help, is where you can join, switch, or drop your Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Prescription Drug coverage. There is a one time change allowed during each of these periods:
- January – March
- April – June
- July – September
If you do make a change, it will go into effect on the first day of the following month. You will need to wait until the next period to make another change. To make a change in the last quarter of the year, you must use the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) October 15 – December 7.