Miss your Initial Enrollment Period? You may still have time to enroll in Medicare.
The General Enrollment Period (GEP) is like make-up time. It's when you can enroll in Part A, Part B or both if you didn't sign up during your Initial Enrollment Period. You may have to pay a penalty for late enrollment.
The GEP is January 1 through March 31 every year. Coverage takes effect on the following July 1.
What you can do during the General Enrollment Period?
- You can enroll in Part A, Part B or both.
- You may be eligible to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C) or a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) April 1 - June 30 of the same year.
What do you want to do next?
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