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Medicare GEP Begins

January 1, 2018

Medicare provides a General Enrollment Period (GEP) every year for people who missed signing up when they were first eligible. It’s like make-up time for Medicare enrollment.

The GEP is January 1 – March  31  every year. Here’s what you need to know:

  • You can enroll in Part A, Part B or both during this time.
  • Coverage begins on July 1 of the same year.
  • You may have to pay a late enrollment penalty.
  • You may be eligible enroll in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) or a prescription drug (Part D) plan April 1 – June 30 of the same year.

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Date:
January 1, 2018