Everything You Need to Apply for Medicare Advantage Cards

When You Can Enroll in Medicare Advantage (MA-MAPD)

To enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you must be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B

You can typically enroll in Medicare Advantage during the following periods: 

  • Initial Enrollment Period (IEP): Once you have enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B, you can also enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan.

  • Part B Special Enrollment Period (SEP): If you use the Part B SEP, you can enroll in an MA Plan after you have signed up for Part A and B coverage.

  • General Enrollment Period (GEP): If you enroll in Medicare using the GEP January-March, your coverage will become effective July 1. You can enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan in April through June.

  • Fall Open Enrollment: This is the period from October 15 to December 7 every year when you can change your Medicare coverage, including by enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan.