Medicare Part D Enrollment
Your first enrollment period for Medicare Part D is called the Initial Enrollment Period (IEP). That's a seven-month window that includes:
Three months before you turn 65
The month you turn 65
Three months after you turn 65
During this time, you can apply for Medicare Part D coverage along with Medicare Part A and Part B. To avoid penalties, it's best to enroll in Part D as soon as you're eligible, even if you are not taking prescription medications.
The Special Enrollment Period allows you to sign up for Medicare Part D outside of your initial enrollment period. To qualify, you need to meet certain criteria.
Learn more about Medicare Part D enrollment