Enrolling in a Part C or D plan outside your Initial Enrollment period involves using a Special Enrollment. Under certain qualifying events, you may be eligible for this unique enrollment.
Loss of Coverage
Loss of coverage from employer or family member, or expect to in the next 60 days.
Medicare terminates your plan’s contract.
Events like marriage, a new baby, adoption, divorce, or death.
Move to a new address that isn’t in your current plan’s service area or have coverage options available at your new residence. Moving in or out of a skilled nursing facility or long-term care facility. Becoming a U.S. citizen.
Medicare rates plans for quality and performance using a star system from 1 to 5, with 5 considered excellent. Customer satisfaction surveys and information from healthcare providers. Updates are made annually giving customers reliable information about plans they are considering. You may switch to a 5-star Part C or Part D plan if available in your area. You may only use this once from December 8 – November 30.