Alert
Close

Watch the NASCAR race on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Join the Drive to End Hunger!

AARP's Medicare Question and Answer Tool

What are my options if my Medicare Advantage plan is ending at the end of this year?

 

En español | If your Medicare Advantage plan is ending at the end of the year, you have two options:

1. You can join another Medicare Advantage plan

2. You can enroll in Original Medicare

It’s best to sign up for a new plan by the end of the year, so you can get coverage beginning January 1.

If you want to switch to Original Medicare, you will automatically be enrolled and your coverage will begin January 1. If you have Original Medicare, you may sign also up for a Medigap plan.

It is important to remember that there are rules about when you can buy a Medigap plan. You have the right to buy a Medigap plan:

- For six months beginning the month you are both 65 or older and enroll in Part B (your Medigap open enrollment period)

- Within 63 days of when you lose or end certain kinds of health coverage (“guaranteed-issue” right).

To begin your search for a plan, use the Medicare Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan, on the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare.

 

Search Medicare

Enter a keyword below to find answers to your Medicare questions.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Grandson (8-9) whispering to grandfather, close-up

Members can save 20% on hearing aids with the AARP® Hearing Care Program provided by HearUSA.

AARP/Walgreens Wellness Bus Stops in Clarksdale, MS

Members can get exclusive points offers from Walgreens and Duane Reade.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.