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How to drop your Medicare drug plan

You can drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) during the Open Enrollment Period. You don't have to join a new plan.

The Open Enrollment Period is between October 15–December 7 each year.  The change goes into effect January 1 of the following year.

To disenroll from a Medicare drug plan during Open Enrollment, you can do one of these:

  1. Call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
  2. Mail or fax a signed written notice to the plan telling them you want to disenroll.
  3. Submit a request to the plan online, if they offer this option.
  4. Call the plan and ask them to send you a disenrollment notice. You’ll have to complete, sign and send the notice back to the plan.

How can I find contact information for my plan?

Generally, you can find your plan's contact information on your plan membership card. Or, you can get your plan's contact information from a Personalized Search (under General Search), or search by plan name.

Can I drop my Medicare drug plan outside the Open Enrollment Period?

You can't drop your Medicare drug plan outside the Open Enrollment Period unless you meet certain special circumstances.

Can I rejoin a Medicare drug plan?

You can rejoin a Medicare drug plan in the future. But, if you go 63 days or more in a row without other creditable prescription drug coverage:

  • You'll have to wait for an enrollment period to sign up for coverage.
  • You may have to pay a late enrollment penalty.