If you want to switch between one Medicare Advantage plan to another, you can do so each year during the Open Enrollment Period, which runs October 15 to December 7.
Once you select a new plan to enroll in, you’ll be disenrolled automatically from your old plan when your new plan’s coverage begins. You do not have to contact your old plan to disenroll.
What About Changing from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare?
You can leave your Medicare Advantage plan to return to Original Medicare during two times each year:
- During Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7)
- During the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (Jan. 1 – Feb. 14)
In the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period, you will have until Feb. 14 to pick up a Part D plan for prescription drug coverage. During this time, you cannot switch between Medicare Advantage plans or move from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage. Your coverage will start on the 1st day of the month after the month in which you switch coverage.