Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Dates 2019

Mark your calendars! Here are the dates you need to know for the Annual Enrollment Period.

If you’re purchasing a Medicare plan for 2019, or want to switch to a different plan, here are the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period dates you need to know.

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2019 annual enrollment period dates

Add these dates to your calendar:

Oct. 15, 2018: Annual Enrollment Period begins.

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2018-10-15 08:00:00
2018-10-15 20:00:00
America/Chicago
Annual Enrollment Period begins
For more details, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/
Nationwide


Dec. 7, 2018: Annual Enrollment Period ends.

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2018-12-07 08:00:00
2018-12-07 20:00:00
America/Chicago
Annual Enrollment Period ends
For more details, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/
Nationwide


Jan. 1, 2019: First date 2019 coverage can start.

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2019-01-01 08:00:00
2019-01-01 20:00:00
America/Chicago
First date 2019 Medicare coverage can start
For more details, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/
Nationwide


If you’re buying a Medicare plan for the first time, check this post for more enrollment periods. You may also be able to enroll in a Medicare plan at different times during the year if you qualify for a special enrollment period. Check here to see if you qualify.

Choosing a health plan is an important decision. I encourage you to consult an adviser, plan representative or other trusted partner to help make the decision.