What is a Medicare Special Enrollment Period?
Many people assume there is only one time per year they can make changes to their Medicare coverage, but there are actually several reasons you may qualify to update your benefits outside of Annual Enrollment. A Special Enrollment Period, or SEP, is the term used to describe these special circumstances.
If you make less than $20,000 per year, or meet other qualifying circumstances, you may be eligible for Special Enrollment in Medicare. If you qualify, you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan for the first time, or switch to a new plan. Other factors that may qualify you for Medicare Advantage Special Enrollment Periods include:
- Natural Disaster SEP Medicare
- Medicare Special Enrollment Period Moving
Want to learn more? Our licensed agents can help you determine your enrollment eligibility and explain your options for getting the benefits you need.
- Live in an area affected by a recent natural disaster?
- Recently move?
- Get Extra Help for your prescription drugs?
- Make less than $20,000 per year?
- Recently lose qualifying health coverage?
- Have membership with a State Pharmacy Assistance Program?
What are the benefits of Medicare Advantage?
Medicare Advantage plans offer the same coverage as original Medicare, and often include additional benefits beyond that. With the right plan, you can get coverage for:
- Dental Care
- Vision Care
- Hearing Care
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- and More!