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This section focuses on important Medicare enrollment periods, which are times during the year when an individual can sign up for Medicare for the first time or make changes to existing Medicare coverage. We will also review the penalties that one can incur for not enrolling in Medicare when first eligible, underscoring the importance of making timely Medicare decisions and helping individuals consider their coverage options. Enrollment periods covered in this section include the Initial Enrollment Period, General Enrollment Period, Special Enrollment Period, and Fall Open Enrollment Period.
After taking this section, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between first-time enrollment periods and times during the year when individuals can change their existing coverage
- Understand when an individual may have a Special Enrollment Period
- Identify circumstances under which an individual may incur a late enrollment penalty/li>
- Interactive activities and knowledge quizzes
- Review tests at the end of every section – 80% or higher mark to pass the section and download a certificate of completion
- Educational content vetted by a team of national experts at Medicare Rights Center
- Closed captioning
- An array of printable supplementary tools and fliers