The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for the calendar year 2023 is from October 15th to December 7th, 2022. It’s the only time when you can add, drop, or otherwise make changes to your existing Medicare Coverage. This page is intended to help you understand what this means for you, whether you already have Medicare or are planning to enroll for the first time.
On October 1, all Medicare Advantage and Part D recipients will receive an Annual Notice of Change. While reviewing this document, you’ll want to consider the following questions:
During the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, you have the option to change your Medicare benefits. If you’re happy with your current coverage, then you’re not required to take any action. However, it’s always a good idea to take stock of your current coverage and make sure you’re receiving the benefits you’re entitled to.
To prepare for Medicare Annual Enrollment, you’ll want to carefully review your current coverage and check for the following:
As more changes are unveiled by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we’ll continue to update this page. Stay tuned! While the full scope of changes to Medicare won’t be released until later this year, you can expect the following among Medicare insurers:
The changes you can make during the Medicare AEP depend on your current coverage.
To learn more about Medicare, what it covers, and how to make the most of your coverage, check out our expert-reviewed guides:
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is a yearly period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, during which time you can drop, add, or switch your Medicare coverage.
In 2022, Medicare Open Enrollment will take place from January 1 to March 31. These dates are the same every year. Annual enrollment takes place from October 15 to December 7.
Once you are enrolled in Medicare, your coverage will automatically renew each year with no action required. With that said, you may make changes to your Medicare coverage during the AEP.
The three Medicare enrollment periods are the Initial Enrollment Period (three months before and three months after your birthday), the General Enrollment Period (Jan. 1 to Mar. 31), and the Special Enrollment Period (for qualifying individuals).
The Medigap Open Enrollment period takes place in the six months following your 65th birthday.