It is a time period, outside of the Annual Election Period, when a Medicare beneficiary can select a new or different Medicare Advantage and/or Part D prescription drug plan. Typically the Special Election Period is beneficiary specific and results from events, such as when the beneficiary moves outside of the plan's service area (ie moving form one state to another).
Articles in this section
- What are the Four Types of Enrollment Periods?
- Getting Started with Medicare Advantage Plans
- Medicare Words and Acronyms
- Enrolling in Medicare Supplement or Advantage Plan During COVID-19
- What is the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP) - and why would I use the MA-OEP?
- Who is eligible for a Medicare SEP based on dropping Medigap to enroll in Medicare Advantage in 2021?
- Can I still enroll in Medicare Supplement Plan F?
- Do I need Medicare Part D if I have supplemental insurance?
- Does Medicare Cover Cataract Surgery?
- How do you use medicare.gov to find Part D plans?