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AARP Medicare Enrollment Guide

Step-by-step tool for first-time enrollees

Medicare can be confusing – the AARP Medicare EnrollmentSM Guide can help whether you’re still working or not. AARP’s guide helps you make key decisions as you approach your 65th birthday, such as a choice between original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

Your responses will give you a personalized introduction to Medicare, tell you if you’re in your initial enrollment period and show you what to consider if you haven’t retired — before you look at our learning library.

You’ll find out about Medicare’s parts, your costs, what coverage to expect, how to enroll online and what actions to take after you sign up. One section is an interactive guide that can help you compare your options.

Need help navigating the Medicare Enrollment Guide? Our video can tell you what to expect.
Or head to the AARP Help Center, available online 24/7.

Already enrolled in Medicare? Don’t forget about the Oct. 15-Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period when you can change your plans.



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