When can I sign up for Medicare?

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Do I Need to Sign Up for Medicare Part A and Part B?
You'll need to sign up for Part A and Part B if you: Aren't getting Social Security or Railroad benefits, for example, because you're still working. ( What if I'm still working? ) Get Medicare because you have end-stage renal dise...
How Can I Sign Up for Medicare Part A and Part B?
Apply online through  Social Security's website Visit your local  Social Security office . Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, TTY 1-800-325-0778. Fill out the Application for  Enrollment in Part B . Remember, you must al...
Initial Enrollment Period
Your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) is the 7-month period you have when you first become eligible to sign up for Medicare. It includes the 3 months before the month of your birthday, your birth month, and the 3 months after the month of your birthd...
General Enrollment Period
If you didn't sign up for Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement when you're first eligible, you can sign up during the General Enrollment Period, between January 1 and March 31 each year. If you enroll during this time, your coverage wil...
Annual Enrollment Period
The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is each year from October 15 to December 7, and it's when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. At this time, you can enroll in or leave a Medicare Advantage plan, you can switch Medicare Advantage c...
Special Enrollment Periods
Outside the Annual Enrollment Period , you can only enroll in a plan after a special event with a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). These are the different kinds of SEPs.  Moved to a new service area or to an area with new plan options You ...
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period
Between January 1–March 31 each year, you can make the following changes during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period. If you are on a Medicare Advantage plan (with or without drug coverage) you can switch to another Medicare Advanta...
How to enroll in a Medicare plan?
The 2020 Annual Enrollment Period is from Oct 15 - Dec 7.  Outside those dates, you must qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in a plan. Our plans are only available in certain places. Make sure you live in our service area . ...