No, there are certain times when you are eligible to enroll in Medicare

Your Initial Enrollment Period or IEP is 7 months long. This period includes your birthday month, the 3 months prior to your birthday month, and the 3 months after. During this time you can enroll in any Medicare product.

Open Enrollment is your other option to enroll or switch plans. The Open Enrollment Period last from October 15 to December 7 each year. You can join, switch, or drop a plan. Your coverage will begin on January 1.

The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is from January 1 to March 31 each year. if you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan or switch to Original Medicare (and join a separate Medicare drug plan) once during this time. Note: You can only switch plans once during this period.

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