What I Need to Know

Medicare beneficiaries have several options to change coverage from one plan type to another. This is why, especially at the beginning of each year, you should verify coverage for each encounter.

Medicare states that    

  • During the first 45 days of coverage, Medicare beneficiaries can change from a Managed Care Plan to original (traditional) Medicare.
  • Beneficiaries with original (traditional) Medicare cannot switch to a Managed Care Plan.
  • Beneficiaries cannot change from one Managed Care to another. 
  • Beneficiaries can change plans during Open Enrollment which is October 15- December 15.

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