Medicare Open Enrollment 2023
Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know
Understanding Medicare open enrollment can help you get the most out of your Medicare coverage. Medicare's fall open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year.
The parts of Medicare
What can you do during Medicare open enrollment?
- Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa.
- Change from one Medicare Advantage plan to a different Medicare Advantage plan.
- Change from a Medicare Advantage plan without Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage, or vice versa.
- Enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan or quit your prescription drug coverage.
- Jump from one Medicare Part D prescription drug plan to a different Medicare prescription drug plan.
How to shop during Medicare open enrollment
Shopping for Medicare Advantage
Best Medicare Advantage Plans
Medicare Advantage is a bundled alternative to Original Medicare that includes all the benefits of Original Medicare and often additional benefits, which may include some coverage for hearing, dental and vision care.
Read our Medicare Advantage reviews
Shopping for Medicare Part D
Best Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D plans cover prescription drugs. Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare Part A and/or Part B are eligible to buy a Part D plan to add prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare.
Mark your calendar
First day of Medicare open enrollment.
Last day of Medicare open enrollment.
New Medicare coverage begins.