There are 2 easy ways to take the next step.
Shop and enroll online.
Just click the “Enroll Now” button and you’re on your way. Enter the medications you’re taking and choose your pharmacy. Get plan costs and what you might expect to pay. Compare plans, choose and enroll.
Get more information.
If you’re not quite ready to shop and enroll, you can fill out the form to get more information.
When you can enroll.
This is the time when you first become eligible and can sign up for Medicare. For most people, it begins three months before their 65th birthday month and lasts until three months after their 65th birthday month.
The Annual Enrollment Period for 2020 starts on Oct. 15, 2020, and ends on Dec. 7, 2020. During this period, you can:
- Enroll into a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan
- Enroll from one Medicare Advantage plan to another or Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan
- Enroll into Original Medicare from a Medicare Advantage plan
When you make changes to your coverage during this time, they take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
The Open Enrollment Period starts Jan. 1, 2021 and ends on March 31, 2021. During this period, you’ll have a one-time opportunity to:
- Enroll from one Medicare Advantage plan to another
- Enroll from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare with the option of enrolling in a Part D stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan
- Individuals may add or drop Part D coverage
You could qualify for a Special Enrollment Period during any month when certain events happen in your life, even if it’s outside of AEP and OEP. You may qualify for an SEP if:
- You move
- You are eligible for Medicaid
- You qualify for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs
- You’re getting care in a nursing facility or long-term care hospital
- You are enrolled in a State Pharmaceutical Assistance Plan (SPAP)
Medicare beneficiaries who go for 63 days or more without “creditable drug coverage” must pay a late enrollment penalty. Creditable coverage is prescription drug coverage that meets Original Medicare’s standards.
All new WellCare members can get a temporary 30-day supply of Part D prescription drugs anytime during the first 90 days of joining our plan (31 days if Long Term Care) on most covered drugs.