When is the General Enrollment Period (GEP)?

The General Enrollment Period (GEP) is for Medicare-eligible individuals who did not sign up during their Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) which is based on birthdate. The General Enrollment Period is from January 1 – March 31st every year. Your coverage starts the month after you sign up. Unfortunately, most individuals who miss the IEP, who do not qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, and sign up during the General Enrollment Period will face late-enrollment penalties.

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