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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 do I enroll for Medicare?

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

You may choose or change a Part C Medicare Advantage plan or a Part D prescription drugs plan during this time1.

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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

So it turns out your health plan isn’t working out for you…no problem! From January 1 through March 31 each year, you may choose a different Part C Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D prescription drug plan if your current plan is not meeting your healthcare needs. You can choose a new Medicare Advantage plan, with or without drug coverage, or disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare only (Parts A and B). Simply call the phone number below and a Member Services Representative will help you!

How to Enroll in Capital Blue Cross 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 links below.

Enroll by Mail

View and compare our view and compare our Capital Blue Cross plans.

Print and complete our enrollment form.

Enroll by Phone

Call during these hours.

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday with extended hours from October 1-December 7.

Capital Blue Cross Medicare PPO and Capital Blue Cross Medicare HMO: 800.990.4201 (TTY: 711)

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

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