For most people, you become eligible for Medicare at age 65 and can sign up for Medicare parts A & B and a Medicare health plan. Those that are eligible for Medicare before age 65 is due to disability or other criteria.
- 3 Month before your birthday month
- Your birthday month
- 3 months after your birthday month
Annual Election period
October 15 - December 7
Coverage to begin January 1
Special Enrollment circumstances
Special enrollment periods exist for those who lose coverage.
You can enroll outside of the standard election periods if you:
- Loss of employer provided or group coverage
- Move out of service area
- Eligible for Medicaid
- Live/Move to Nursing home