Medicare’s General Enrollment Period is
January 1–March 31
If you missed your Initial Enrollment Period last year and you’re eligible for Medicare, you may still be able to sign up for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) during the General Enrollment Period!
Again, the General Enrollment Period runs from January 1 to March 31, for coverage starting July 1.
You can apply for Medicare Part A and/or Part B now if both of these apply to you:
- You didn't sign up when you were first eligible.
- You aren’t eligible for a Special Enrollment Period.
Visit Medicare.gov to learn more about sign up periods.
Remember in most cases, if you don’t sign up for Medicare Part B when you’re first eligible, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty.