- If you apply and qualify for extra help paying your Medicare costs or get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits without Medicaid, you can switch plans once by the end of the calendar year, and once each year after between October 15 and December 7.
- If you belong to a Medicare Savings Program (your state Medicaid program pays your Medicare premiums), you can switch to another Medicare drug plan at any time.
If you have other prescription drug coverage that's at least as good as Medicare's drug coverage (Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage
), you can decline to keep the drug plan Medicare enrolls you in. If you don't want to join this plan or any Medicare drug plan, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), or call the plan Medicare enrolls you in.