Are You Currently on Medicare Part A or B?
You may be eligible for additional health insurance coverage
Are your doctors out of network? Are you paying too much for medical expenses that aren’t covered by your current Medicare plan? Aetna strives to provide Medicare plans that care, with PPO and HMO options designed to help you and your loved ones get all the coverage you need.
Medicare AdvantagePlans (Part C)
Includes Original Medicare plus possible coverage for services such as vision, dental, and recovery care
Prescription DrugPlans (Part D)
Covers prescription drugs and medications you need that aren’t covered by your current Medicare plan
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When Can I Enroll in an Aetna Medicare Plan?
There are several different Medicare enrollment periods, each with their own special requirements and circumstances. Browse the info below to learn when you can enroll in Medicare plans.
Initial Enrollment Period
The Initial Enrollment Period is the period of time when you first become eligible for Medicare Part A or B, otherwise known as “Original Medicare.” This is when you can first sign up for Medicare plans and make healthcare benefits elections.
Your Initial Enrollment Period begins three months before the month of your 65th birthday and ends three months after the month of your birthday. This means you have a total of seven months to enroll. For example, if your birthday is on June 15, your Initial Enrollment Period is March 1 to September 30.
If your birthday falls on the first day of the month, however, then Medicare counts the preceding month as your birth month. So, for example, if your birthday falls on June 1, your Initial Enrollment Period begins February 1 and ends August 31.
Call 1-855-400-9173 today to find out which plan is right for your Initial Enrollment Period.
Annual Election Period
The Annual Election Period is the time period during which you can enroll in a new Aetna Medicare plan, make changes to your elections on your existing Medicare plan, or cancel your existing Medicare plan.
The Annual Election Period starts October 15 and ends December 7 each year, and any changes you make to your coverage will start January 1 of the following year.
If you like your current plan and don’t want to make any changes, then you can relax. Unless you state otherwise, you will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan. There is no need to do anything to re-enroll in your current plan!
Call 1-855-400-9173 today if you have any questions about making changes to your current Medicare coverage.
Special Enrollment Period
Under certain circumstances, you may be able to switch plans, make changes to your existing plan, or drop plans during what Medicare calls a Special Enrollment Period. This is a period of time, usually triggered by a life event, that is separate from the Initial Enrollment Period or Annual Election Period.
For example, if you’ve moved out of your current plan’s area of coverage, if you’re no longer eligible for Medicaid, or if you live in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home, you may be eligible to enroll or make changes during a Special Enrollment Period.
For a full list of special circumstances that fall within the Special Enrollment Period, see Medicare’s website.
Don’t know whether your circumstance qualifies for the Special Enrollment Period? Speak to a licensed Aetna Medicare agent today at 1-855-400-9173.