If you’re at least 65 years old, or you’re under 65 and qualify on the basis of a disability or other special situation, and if you are a U.S.citizen or legal resident who has lived in the U.S. for at least five consecutive years, you are eligible for Original Medicare (Parts A & B).
Initial Enrollment Period:
The initial enrollment period begins 3 months before and ends 3 months after the month of your 65th birthday (a
The open enrollment period is from October 15 – December 7. During open
Special Election Enrollment:
Some individuals may also qualify for a Special Election Period. Depending on certain circumstances, you may be able to enroll in a Medicare plan of the Initial Enrollment Period or Open Enrollment time frames. You may qualify for a Special Election Period if you:
- Retire and lose your employer coverage.
- Move out of the plan’s service area.
- Receive assistance from the state.
- Have been diagnosed with certain qualifying disabilities or chronic health conditions.
Special Needs Plans have other eligibility requirements.