Important Medicare dates
September & October—Review & compare
Review: Your plan may change. Review any notices from your plan
about changes for next year.
Compare: Starting in October, use Medicare’s tools to find a plan that
meets your needs.
October 15—Open Enrollment begins
This is the one time of year when ALL people with Medicare can
make changes to their health and prescription drug plans for the
Decide: October 15 is the first day you can change your Medicare
coverage for next year.
December 7—Open Enrollment ends
In most cases, December 7 is the last day you can change your Medicare
coverage for next year. The plan has to get your enrollment request
(application) by December 7.