For most people, Medicare eligibility starts the month you turn 65. If you’re still working past that age, you’ll be eligible for Medicare when you retire. If you’re turning 65 soon, here are some of the requirements to qualify for Medicare:
Medicare beneficiaries may choose or change Medicare Advantage (Part C) or prescription drug (Part D) plans each fall, from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). The choices you make during AEP take effect Jan. 1 of the upcoming year.
Visit our Shop Medicare Plans page to learn more about enrolling in a Medicare Supplement insurance plan any time throughout the year.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Blue Advantage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Blue Advantage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in either Blue Advantage plan depends on contract renewal.
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