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When can I apply for or switch Part D Plans?
What is Open Enrollment?
Open Enrollment is the period of time during which you can enroll in a Part D plan or switch plans. Open enrollment for this year is November 15 through December 31st, 2008. If you do not enroll in a Part D plan by December 31, 2008, you may not be eligible to enroll in a Part D plan or switch plans until the next Open Enrollment period in the fall of 2009. In addition to Open Enrollment, eligible Medicare beneficiaries may initially enroll in a Part D plan any time 3 months before to 3 months after their 65th birthday. Please note that by applying to a Medicare Part D plan through our comparison tool, you are not enrolling in a plan. We are submitting the application to the plan on your behalf, but completing an application here does not guarantee enrollment. Upon applying, you will hear from the plan within 10-14 business days.
Our Medicare Part D plan comparison tool will be available during the Open Enrollment period, as well as after the 2008 Open Enrollment period has passed. However, unless you are turning 65 and are enrolling in a Part D plan for the first time, if you wish to apply to a plan through our comparison tool you will need to do so during the Open Enrollment period.
If I enroll on November 15th when will my Part D coverage begin?
If you enroll during Open Enrollment, on or after November 15th 2008 for a 2009 PDP or MAPD plan, your Medicare Part D coverage will begin on January 1, 2009 and will continue for the entire year.
Medicare Part D Explained:
- What is Medicare?
- What is Medicare Part D?
- Should I enroll in Medicare Part D?
- Why should I compare or switch Medicare Part D plans?
- Is it safe to apply for Medicare Part D online?
- When can I apply or switch Medicare Part D plans?
- Medicare costs and coverage
- Medicare Part D caregivers support
- Employer / Group Retiree Medicare Part D coverage