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Sunday, November 23, 2008

How Do You Join a Medicare Drug Plan

How do you Join a Medicare Drug Plan?

Once you choose a Medicare drug plan, you may be able to join by completing a paper application, calling, or enrolling online.
Medicare drug plans aren’t allowed to call you to enroll you in a plan.
Contact the plan to find out how you can join a Medicare drug plan, you will have to provide your Medicare number and date your Part A or Part B coverage.

When can you Join, Switch, or Drop a Medicare Drug Plan?

You can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Drug Plan at these times;

*When you first become eligible for Medicare.

*Between November 15- December 31 each year. Your coverage will begin on January 1 of the following year.

In most cases, you must stay enrolled for that calendar year starting the date your coverage begins. However, in certain situations, you may be able to join, switch, or drop Medicare drug plans during a special enrollment period (like if you move out of the service area, lose other creditable prescription drug coverage, live in an institution, or quality for “extra help”).

Call you your State Health Assistance Program (SHIP) for more information.

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