Medicare Enrollment

Wondering about Medicare eligibility and what sort of Medicare plan is best for you? We've broken down the different eligibility requirements for each type of Medicare plan below:

Medicare Advantage Enrollment

Read our guide on Medicare Advantage enrollment to learn when you're eligible to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, what time of the year you can apply, and what you'll need to know prior to enrolling.

Medicare Supplement Enrollment

Learn what some of the key differences between Medicare Supplement plans are, when you're eligible to enroll or change Medicare Supplement plans, and some of the key benefits a Medicare Supplement plan can provide.

Original Medicare Enrollment

Learn about Original Medicare enrollment, whether you may be eligible for Medicare before the age of 65, and more.

Read our information on Medicare enrollment options, eligibility and more.

How to Check the Status of Your Medicare Application

Many people are automatically enrolled in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B). But those who aren’t must wait out the application process, which can take anywhere from 45 to 90 days. In...
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Why Black Medicare Beneficiaries Are Choosing Medicare Advantage at a Higher Rate

More than 4 out of every 10 Medicare beneficiaries is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan. These plans, sold by private insurance companies, offer all the same benefits as Or...
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Top Reasons to Review Your Medicare Plan and Drug Coverage Each Year

No one claims that understanding Medicare is easy. Researching and enrolling in the right plan for you can be a daunting challenge. You might think that once you’re in, you’re done. But that’s not...
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Green Card Holders and Qualifying For Medicare: Common Questions

A green card, officially known as a Permanent Residence Card , allows immigrants to live and work permanently in the United States. It also gives them the same rights, benefits, and privileges of...
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Understanding the Medicare Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP)

Trying to understand and remember the various Medicare enrollment periods can be bewildering. It’s essential to know what you can and cannot do during each of the Medicare enrollment periods bec...
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Medicare Expert Q&A: Can I Enroll During Medicare Open Enrollment If I'm Moving?

In this Q&A series , Medicare expert Christian Worstell answers your questions about Medicare coverage, benefits, eligibility, enrollment and more. Christian is a licensed insurance agent an...
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Medicare Expert Q&A: Will My Medicare Disability Benefits Change When I Turn 65?

In this Q&A series , Medicare expert Christian Worstell answers your questions about Medicare coverage, benefits, eligibility, enrollment and more. Christian is a licensed insurance agent an...
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From Disability to Retirement: What Happens to Your SSDI Benefits at Age 65?

Individuals who qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can expect to see quite a change when they turn 65. At that age, SSDI benefits are converted to traditional Social Securi...
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Medicare Expert Q&A: Will I Be Automatically Enrolled in Medicare When I Turn 65?

"I turn 65 next year. Will I be automatically enrolled in Medicare? Is there anything I need to do?" – Linda M., Springfield, MO Thanks for writing in, Linda. I’ll start answering your quest...
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Medicare Expert Q&A: What Are the Different Medicare Enrollment Periods?

In this Q&A series , Medicare expert Christian Worstell answers your questions about Medicare coverage, benefits, eligibility, enrollment and more. Christian is a licensed insurance agent an...
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