Medicare Part D Enrollment Periods Three (3) periods in which an individual can enroll or disenroll:

1. Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)
The period when an individual is first eligible to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Generally, individuals are eligible to enroll if they are entitled to receive Medicare Part A or enrolled in Medicare Part B, and live in the plan's service area.

Turning 65?
You can join a Medicare prescription drug plan from three (3) months before you turn 65 to three (3) months after you turn 65 (this is your IEP). Generally, if you are disabled, you can join three (3) months before and three (3) months after your 25th month of disability.

2. Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
The period each year that individuals enrolled in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan will be allowed to switch plans between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31 to take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year.

3. Special Enrollment Period (SEP) The period when individuals, in specific circumstances, will be able to change plans outside of the AEP. SEP examples include: change in residence, loss of employer/group coverage, recent approval for low-income subsidy assistance, etc.


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