Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Season is Here
The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (January 1 - February 14, 2016) gives people in Medicare Advantage Plans the opportunity to leave their plans and switch to Original Medicare.
If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you'll have until February 14 to also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after the plan gets your enrollment form.
What can't you do during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period?
- Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan
- Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another
- Switch from one Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to another
- Join, switch, or drop a Medicare Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plan
This page on www.medicare.gov explains more about specific sign-up periods during the year.