Connecticut Medicare Plans Enrollment Periods

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Am I eligible for Medicare at 65?

If you are almost age 65 and are retired or ready to retire, you are likely signing up for Medicare for the first time. Read our tips below to help you plan for Medicare enrollment.


You have a limited time to enroll once you reach the Medicare eligibility age, called the Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP). This period covers three months before the month of your 65th birthday to three months after. During these seven months, you may enroll in any Medicare health insurance plan you’re eligible for.

4-6 months before you turn 65

Four to six months before turning 65, you can learn the Medicare basics: What are the parts of Medicare? What do they cover? How much will I pay?

1-3 months before you turn 65

One to three months before turning 65, you can enroll in Medicare Parts A and B so that you don’t have a lapse in coverage.

Contact your local Social Security Administration office to check whether you’re automatically enrolled based on your Social Security benefits.

Look at affordable options that give you more coverage than Original Medicare alone, like Medicare Advantage plans.

Medicare Advantage plans give you all the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B, plus even more coverage such as eyewear, dental, hearing aids, and fitness. And Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans also include Medicare Part D drug coverage in the same plan.


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Check with your doctor(s) to see if they accept different types of Medicare coverage. Certain providers may not accept Medicare. Check your prescription drugs to see if they’re covered.


Enrollment Period Dates

If you are eligible, you may only enroll in a ConnectiCareMedicare Advantage plan during specific times of the year. Below you’ll find some important enrollment dates.

Annual Election Period for 2023 Coverage:
Oct. 15, 2022 – Dec. 7, 2022


Special Enrollment Periods for D-SNP Plans



Special Enrollment Periods for All Medicare Advantage Plans



What should I do before my Medicare initial enrollment period ends?

Let us help you find a Medicare Advantage plan that works for you.

  • Call our Medicare Specialists

    If not currently enrolled, call 877-224-8221 (TTY: 711) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
    Medicare members call 800-224-2273 (TTY: 711) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

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If not currently enrolled call 877-224-8221
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Last Update: 10/01/2022