Transcript: New to Medicare? Choosing coverage for next year? Know these key dates

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Text: Ready to enroll in Medicare? Or switching your coverage?

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Text: You might want to keep these dates handy.

Text: The Annual Enrollment Period is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

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Text: This is when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plan, or switch to a new plan.

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Text: If you’re new to Medicare…

Text: Your Initial Enrollment Period is 3 months before and after your 65th birthday.

Text: If you’re in a Medicare Advantage plan…

Text: There are actions you can take during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period.

Text: From Jan. 1 to March 31:

You can switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan, return to an Original Medicare plan – and more.

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