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Medicare Starter Kit

Enrolling at the Right Time

Meet your enrollment deadline to avoid consequences

En español | Nobody is obliged to sign up for Medicare. But there are important consequences if you don't meet your enrollment deadline and then decide to join the program later. As many have learned the hard way — better to sign up at the right time than regret it later. Your own deadline depends on which enrollment period fits your circumstances:

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