General Enrollment Information

I live in a hurricane-affected area, and I have friends who live in a wildfire-affected area. Will we have more time to sign up for or change our Medicare coverage?

If you’re affected by a hurricane, wildfire, or other disaster or emergency, you may have a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to change your Medicare Advantage plan and/or your Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage outside of the regular open enrollment periods for Medicare and Medicare Advantage. You can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) to get more information. You can also get more information from the following Medicare website:

While we have made every effort to provide accurate information in these FAQs, people should contact the health insurance Marketplace or Medicaid agency in their state for guidance on their specific circumstances.

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