If you want Medicare prescription drug coverage, now is the time to join a Medicare drug plan. You can join, switch, or drop a Medicare drug plan at these times:
- When you first become eligible for Medicare
- Between October 15 - December 7
This 7 month period starts 3 months before you become eligible, includes the month you become eligible, and ends 3 months after you become eligible. This is true whether you’re eligible for Medicare because of your age or a disability. If you're eligible for Medicare because of a disability, you'll have another chance to join a Medicare drug plan when you turn age 65.
Find Medicare drug plans in your area. Once you choose a Medicare drug plan, you may be able to join by completing a paper application, calling the plan, or joining online.