5 Things You Need to Know About This Year’s Medicare Open Enrollment

As we near the end of 2017, it’s time to get ready for Medicare Open Enrollment. Here are five things you need to know about this year’s event:

1. You have until October 15th to enroll in Medicare.
2. The sooner you enroll, the better – premiums will go up if you wait too long.
3. You can enroll online or by phone, but both options have certain restrictions.
4. You’ll need your Social Security Number, your birthday, and your spouse’s birthday (if you’re married) in order to enroll.
5. If you’re over 65 years old and/or have a disability, you may be able to get a premium reduction through a special program called the Annual Incentive Program for People with Disabilities (AIPD).

What is open enrollment?

Open enrollment is the period in which people can enroll in Medicare. It is a time when people can choose from a variety of plans and benefits to suit their needs. This year, open enrollment runs from October 15th to December 7th.

During open enrollment, people can enroll in Part A or Part B of Medicare. Part A covers hospital stays, while Part B covers medical expenses. People can also enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during open enrollment. Medicare Advantage plans offer additional benefits and services than traditional Medicare plans.

There are several ways to sign up for open enrollment. People can visit www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). They can also go to the local office of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or look for signs that say “Open Enrollment” in their community.

When is it?

Medicare open enrollment is now over, but there are still some important things you need to know if you’re interested in signing up for Medicare.

The 2018 open enrollment period began on October 1st and ended on December 7th. This year, the traditional Medicare sign-up period has been split into two parts: the first part is from October 1st to December 7th and the second part is from January 8th to March 15th.

If you’re already enrolled in Medicare, you don’t have to do anything differently this year. However, if you’re not yet enrolled in Medicare, you should definitely consider signing up during the open enrollment period. There are several benefits to being enrolled in Medicare, including access to free health care and discounts on prescription drugs.

If you haven’t yet signed up for Medicare, now is a good time to do it. The earlier you enroll, the more benefits you’ll have access to. And remember: even if you don’t sign up this year, you can still be eligible for Medicare in the future. You just need to make sure that you’re registered with the government and receive your annual notice of eligibility.

How do I sign up?

There is still time to sign up for Medicare this year, but it’s important to remember that the deadline is January 15th. To sign up, you can go to the official Medicare website or call 1-800-MEDICARE.

If you are 65 or older, you may be eligible for Medicare. You don’t have to be a US citizen or live in the US to qualify. You can also get Medicare if you are disabled, have end-stage renal disease (ESRD), or are a spouse of a US citizen who is also disabled.

If you are already enrolled in Medicare, there is no need to re-enroll this year. However, you may want to check your coverage because the 2018 premiums have increased. The premium changes will take effect on January 1st. The premium increase for individual coverage is 3%, and the premium increase for family coverage is 6%.

If you have questions about Medicare or would like to enroll in the program, please call 1-800-MEDICARE or visit the Medicare website.

What are the benefits of Medicare?

Medicare is a government-run health care program for people age 65 or older and people with disabilities. Medicare has many benefits, including coverage for doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescription drugs.

You can enroll in Medicare anytime during the year. The open enrollment period is usually from November 1 to December 15. This year, the enrollment period is from November 1 to January 15. You can also enroll online or through your local Social Security office.

There are several important things to know about Medicare open enrollment this year. First, the cost of Medicare premiums will increase by 2 percent this year. This means that the monthly premium you pay will increase by $11 on average. However, there are some exceptions: if you are under age 65 and have never had Medicare coverage, your premiums will not increase; if you are over age 65 but have never had Medicare coverage, your premiums will only increase by $3 per month; and if you are already enrolled in Medicare but have a service contract with an insurance company, your premiums will not increase this year.

Another important thing to know about Medicare open enrollment this year is that you have until January 15 to choose a plan type. If you do not make a decision by

What are the penalties for not enrolling in Medicare?

If you do not enroll in Medicare during open enrollment, there are possible penalties. The most common penalty is a $100 fine. However, there are also other penalties that can apply, including: having your Medicare benefits reduced, being dropped from the Medicare health insurance program, and having your eligibility for other government programs affected.

It is important to remember that open enrollment lasts until December 15th this year. If you have not enrolled in Medicare by this date, there may be consequences that you will have to deal with. It is best to speak with a health care professional about your individual situation to make sure you are fully aware of the risks involved.

How do I change my mind about Medicare and open enrollment?

If you have considered changing your mind about Medicare and open enrollment, there are a few things you need to know. First, you can always change your mind at any time during open enrollment. Second, if you decide to change your mind, you will need to act fast.

The deadline for changes to your Medicare coverage is January 15th. If you miss this deadline, it will be too late to enrol in a new plan for the year. Finally, if you decide to keep your current Medicare coverage, be sure to research all of the options available to you. There are many different plans available from Medicare providers, and each one may have benefits that are better than what you currently have.


With just a few weeks left until Medicare Open Enrollment, it’s important to be aware of all the changes that will take place. Here are five key points you need to know in order to make sure your health insurance coverage is ready and waiting for you when the time comes:
1. The deadline to sign up for full Medicare coverage is January 15th. If you haven’t done so by this date, you may not be eligible for benefits at all.
2. You don’t have to do anything special – open enrollment automatically renews your coverage every year on the same date, so there is no need to stress about it. But if you want to change or add any plans during open enrollment, now is the time!
3. In order to qualify for full Medicare benefits, you must be age 65 or older and have been covered by Social Security disability Insurance (SSDI) for at least twelve months prior to enrolling in Medicare. SSDI