My Medicare Advantage plan is leaving Medicare

Some Medicare Advantage plans may leave the Medicare program by Dec. 31. If they do:

  • You should receive a letter from the plan by Oct. 2 telling you your options.

You'll get a Special Enrollment Period:

To avoid a coverage gap, you should sign up with a new plan before Dec. 31.

You may join a Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plan within 63 days after your Medicare Advantage plan ends. The Medigap company must take you if you choose an A, B, C, D, F, K or L plan.

You don't have to take a health screen.

Note:  If you're under age 65 on Medicare due to disability, you may only be limited to Medigaps for disabled people.

Updated 03/27/2014

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