When can I change Medicare plans?
If you are eligible for Medicare, you can choose a new plan during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). This runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. You don’t have to switch plans every year, but you should know your options. That way you can decide whether it’s the right time to make a change.
Combining care and coverage
The Medicare Advantage plans with HealthPartners UnityPoint Health offer options that fit your needs, making it easy to get care and coverage together. You can get all your insurance through one plan. And you can continue seeing UnityPoint Health doctors (or other doctors in the network).
Enrollment periods to know about
There are some Medicare enrollment timelines that are important to know about. These include:
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP):
This is the seven month window for you to enroll around your 65th birthday. It starts three months before your birthday and ends three months after your birthday.
Annual Enrollment Period (AEP):
This runs every year Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
Special Enrollment Period (SEP):
This is an enrollment period for special circumstances. This could include a move out of your plan’s service area, eligibility changes and more.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period
This runs every year Jan. 1 to March 31. It’s a one-time opportunity for Medicare Advantage enrollees to change their coverage.
If you have questions about changing plans, we encourage you to get in touch with us.
Compare Medicare plans
If you’re considering a switch, take some time to look at your options. Start comparing Medicare plans.
Attend a meeting
You might have Medicare questions and want to talk to someone in person. Find a location and time that works best for you to meet with a sales representative.
Request a packet
Want more info? We’ll send you a packet of information on HealthPartners UnityPoint Health Medicare plans.
From Oct. 1 through March 31, we take calls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, seven days a week. You’ll speak with a representative. From April 1 to Sept. 30, call us 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday to speak with a representative. On Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays, you can leave a message and we’ll get back to you within one business day.
This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call Medicare Sales for more information.
HealthPartners UnityPoint Health is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners UnityPoint Health depends on contract renewal.
Last updated October 2018