Medicare Open Enrollment Dates 2018

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

 

If you’re purchasing a Medicare plan for 2018, or want to switch to a different plan, here are the Medicare Open Enrollment dates you need to know.

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Add these dates to your calendar:

October 15, 2017: Open enrollment begins.

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2017-10-15 08:00:00
2017-10-15 20:00:00
America/Chicago
Open Medicare enrollment begins
For more details, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/
Nationwide


December 7, 2017: Open enrollment ends.

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2017-12-07 08:00:00
2017-12-07 20:00:00
America/Chicago
Open Medicare enrollment ends
For more details, visit: https://www.medicare.gov/
Nationwide


January 1, 2018: First date 2018 coverage can start.

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2018-01-01 08:00:00
2018-01-01 20:00:00
America/Chicago
First date 2018 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.