Ready to sign up for Medicare?


Who Qualifies For Medicare

  • People who are turning age 65
  • People under age 65 with certain disabilities
  • People of any age with end-stage renal disease
  • Other people who meet certain qualifications
  • People over the age of 65 whose employer or group sponsored insurance have ended
  • People with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease)

When to Enroll

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare annual enrollment period happens each fall. You may only choose or change a Part C or Part D plan during this time1.

Plan Information Sent On Enrollment Period Begins Enrollment Period Ends
October 1 October 15 December 7

These choices take effect on January 1 of the upcoming year.

Medicare Special Enrollment Period

If you meet one of these requirements you may choose Part C or Part D plan any time of the year.

  • When you first become eligible for Medicare
  • If you are on both Medicare and Medicaid
  • If your current plan is terminated
  • If you move to a community not served by your current plan

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

January 1-March 31

If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan with or without drug coverage, you can switch to another one. You can also disenroll and return to Original Medicare. 

How to Enroll in Capital BlueCross Medicare Plans

Enroll Online

We'll send you a letter when Medicare has processed your application. You can also enroll in our plans through the Medicare enrollment center.

Enroll by Mail

Print and complete our enrollment form.

Enroll by Phone

Call during these hours.

Seven days a week 
8:00 am — 8:00 pm

BlueJourney PPO and BlueJourney HMO: 800.990.4201 (TTY: 711)


1In special situations, you may be able to change more.

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