Advocacy Memo
June 1, 2017

2017 Open Enrollment Handbook

When Is Open Enrollment?

  • Open Enrollment for Medicare takes place each year from October 15 to December 7.

What Can I Do During The Open Enrollment Period?

During Open Enrollment, you can:

  • Change from traditional Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, and vice versa
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another Medicare Advantage plan.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage plan that doesn’t offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage plan that offers drug coverage, and vice versa
  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug plan
  • Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan
  • Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely
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