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Figuring out when you should enroll in a Medicare plan, and which one you should choose, can be difficult. We're here to help with information about plan types and enrollment periods.
If you have been eligible for Medicare for a while, but have not yet enrolled because you were working or covered by an employer-sponsored plan, you have different options as far as enrollment periods:
(October 15 - December 7)
During this period, you can:
Any enrollments or changes made during this period are effective on January 1 of the following year.
Eligibility by birthday
Eligibility by disability
(January 1 - March 31)
You qualify for a Special Enrollment (SEP) when you have one of the extenuating circumstances listed below. If you qualify for an SEP, you can make changes to your coverage during that SEP because of those circumstances.
Qualifying events that may lead to an SEP include:
Sharp Direct Advantage is offered by Sharp Health Plan. Sharp Health Plan is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment with Sharp Health Plan depends on contract renewal. Read the full disclaimer.