Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D and Medi Gap Supplements all have

specific dates when one can enroll – Open Enrollment,

check with us about special enrollment, like when you turn 65 or lose coverage at work.

Here’s a chart for Medicare Advantage Plans:

Official Publications 


Medicare Advantage Enrollment Dates – Click for more detail – Page 6 Secure Horizons Explanation

For 2019 there is a change in the disenrollment period – it’s now called Open Enrollment OEP

Please review:


Medicare & You # 10050

Email us to discuss further and enroll.

Technical Names for Open & Special Enrollment Times

MA Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP)
MA and Part D Special Enrollment Periods (SEP)

MA and Part D Annual Election Period (AEP)

Part D Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)

MA 45-Day Disenrollment Period (MADP)

Open Enrollment Period for Institutionalized Individuals (OEPI) Medicare Managed Care Manual Chapter 2    Section 30 – Election Periods    CA Health Advocates.or

New for 2019!

You can end your membership during the

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

You have the opportunity to make one change to your  health coverage during the annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period.

When is the annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

This happens every year from January 1 to March 31.

What type of plan can you switch to during the annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period?

During this time, you can:

Switch to another Medicare Advantage plan. (You choose a plan that covers prescription drugs or one that does not cover prescription drugs.)

Disenroll from our plan and obtain coverage through Original Medicare.  You can apply for Medi Gap, but it may not be guaranteed issue and require underwriting.  If that’s your plan, get approved for Medi Gap FIRST!!!  If you choose to switch to Original Medicare during this period, you have until March 31 to join a separate Medicare prescription drug plan to add drug coverage.

When will your membership end?

Your membership will end on the first day of the month after you enroll in a different Medicare Advantage plan or we get your request to switch to Original Medicare. If you also choose to enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan, your membership in the drug plan will begin the first day of the month after the drug plan gets your enrollment request.    Evidence of Coverage  §2.2 page 240Page 52 Medicare Manual42 CFR 422.62(a)(3)  *  

Technical Links

CY 2014 MA Enrollment and Disenrollment Guidance

Child – Sub – Pages


6 comments on “Enrollment Dates for MAPD – Medicare Advantage

  1. Is there a guaranteed issue SEP for Medicare Advantage signup for 60 days after returning to the USA from having lived overseas?

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