Medicare is complicated and it can be easy to make erroneous assumptions about coverage and enrollment. Below, Tatiana Fassieux, our Education & Training Specialist, reviews the nine most common myths and “Medicare mistakes” with information on how to avoid them.
- Initial Enrollment Period (IEP), which lasts 7 months – 3 months prior to your birthday month, your birthday month, and 3 months following your birthday month
- General Enrollment Period (GEP), which is January to March 31, and Medicare will be effective July 1.
- Special Election Period (SEP), which starts 8 months following loss of active employment coverage; COBRA or retiree coverage doesn’t count.