When you decide how to get your Medicare coverage, you may choose a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) and/or Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). There are specific times when you can sign up for these plans, or make changes to coverage you already have. You don’t need to sign up for Medicare each year. However, you have an opportunity annually to review your coverage and make any desired changes. The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins on October 15, 2019 and continues until December 7, 2019.
Learning to navigate the system can seem overwhelming at first. The following Basics of Medicare infographic may be helpful to you if you’re new to Medicare.