- Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage plans runs from January 1, 2020 up through March 31, 2020, for effective dates of February 1st to April 1st.
- Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is only available for beneficiaries who are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan. This is not an enrollment period for a beneficiary to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan for the first time.
Changes that can be made for the 2020 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP)
- Beneficiaries can switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another Medicare Advantage plan.
- Beneficiaries can make a one time election to drop their Medicare Advantage plan and return to the Original Medicare – Part A and Part B. With this change, beneficiaries can sign up for a stand-alone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan. New coverage will begin the first of the month following the month that the change was made. At that time, then one would enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan. In some cases, you may have to answer health questions to qualify.