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Medicare Advantage Enrollment in California

Medicare Advantage plans are offered by health insurance companies, such as Anthem. You can apply for a Medicare Advantage plan when you first become eligible for Medicare. There are also other times during the year when you can change your Medicare Advantage plan. For the most part, unless you are signing up for Medicare for the first time, Medicare Advantage enrollment periods fall at around the same time each year.

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Period

Whether you’re joining a Medicare Advantage plan for the first time or want to make changes, to an existing Medicare Advantage plan, there are many things to keep in mind. You’ll need to know if you qualify for an enrollment period, when your benefits will start, and what happens if you don’t meet the deadlines.

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Dates to Consider

The table below is written to specifically show you how to switch or apply for Medicare Advantage plans during different Medicare enrollment periods. If you are new to Medicare we also have information about how to enroll in your Medicare Part A and B benefits.

How to enroll in Medicare Advantage

We can help you find the right Medicare Advantage Plan for your lifestyle and budget. We have tools to help you search for plans based on what’s important to you. Answer a few quick questions and we’ll provide a recommendation on the Medicare plan that matches you best. You can compare our HMO, PPO and other plans based on benefits, costs, quality, prescription drug coverage, and doctors. You can save your favorites and come back during one of the enrollment periods to apply.

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Y0114_18_37165_U CMS ACCEPTED 09/25/2018

Benefits, premiums, copays and plans may vary by county. Medicare Advantage plans may not be available in all counties.

Anthem Blue Cross is a Medicare Advantage plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Anthem Blue Cross depends on contract renewal.

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 co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. The provider network may change at any time. You wll recieve notice when necessary.

Anthem Blue Cross is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. Independent licensee of the Blue Cross Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross name and symbol are registered marks of the Blue Cross Association. The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is provided by Healthways, Inc., an independent company. Healthways and SilverSneakers® are registered trademarks of Healthways, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

For Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans: This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call Customer Service, (TTY:711) for more information.

Attention: If you speak any language other than English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call our Customer Service number, (TTY: 711). ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame a nuestro número de Servicio de Atención al Cliente (TTY: 711). 注意:如果您使用非英語的其他語言,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務。請致電聯絡客戶服務部(聽語障用戶請致電:711)。