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Changing Medicare plans?

Sometimes change can lead to something great. Considering switching to a Medicare plan that combines great care and insurance.

When can I change Medicare plans?

If you are eligible for Medicare, you have the option to select a new plan every year during The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP). We know the idea of switching can seem like a big change – but you should be sure that the plan you’ve chosen fits your needs.

Enrollment periods

There are some Medicare enrollment timelines that are important to know about:

Initial Enrollment Period (IEP):

This is the seven month window for you to enroll around your 65th birthday. It starts three months before your birthday and ends three months after your birthday.

Annual Enrollment Period (AEP):

This runs every year October 15 to December 7.

Special Enrollment Period (SEP):

This is an enrollment period for special circumstances. This could include a move out of your plan’s service area, eligibility changes and more.

Browse and compare HealthPartners Medicare plans

When the time comes to pick a plan (or switch plans) you’ll probably look for a few key things like:

  • Your own health care needs, and type of coverage for medical care
  • Whether or not your doctor is in-network
  • Prescription medication (Part D coverage)
  • Extra benefits, like travel coverage and gym memberships

At HealthPartners, you have options for Medicare coverage. If you’re ready to enroll, you can pick a plan with our easy-to-use tool. Otherwise, browse plans and see what’s available in your state.

Attend an informational meeting

Meet with a sales representative and other people who have questions just like yours.

See meeting times

Request an information kit

Looking for more info? We’ll send you a packet of information on HealthPartners Medicare plans.

Request a kit

From October 1 through February 14, we take calls from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST, seven days a week. You’ll speak with a representative. From February 15 to September 30, call us 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday to speak with a representative. On Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays, you can leave a message and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The formulary, pharmacy network and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.

HealthPartners is a health plan that contracts with both Medicare and the Minnesota Medical Assistance (Medicaid) program to provide benefits of both programs to enrollees. HealthPartners is also a Cost plan and PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in HealthPartners depends on contract renewal.

Last updated June 2018

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