For 2022 healthcare coverage, Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7, 2021. Coverage will begin on January 1, 2022.
During Medicare Open Enrollment, seniors can:
- Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan
- Change from Medicare Advantage to Original Medicare
- Select a different Medicare Advantage plan
- Choose a different Medicare prescription drug plan
Changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2022.
And after December 7th, no further changes to Medicare coverage can be made for 2022.
We explain why reviewing and making changes to your older adult’s medical and prescription plans can help them save money and improve next year’s coverage.
We also share how to know which plan changes to focus on, how to compare 4 key areas of coverage, and 4 ways to get help with Medicare decisions.