Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15th
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period begins October 15th and runs through December 7th. Coverage begins January 1st for those who wish to enroll in a plan during Fall Open Enrollment. During this time, anyone with Medicare can change their plan and prescription drug coverage for 2015. Individuals can either join a new Medicare Advantage Plan, join a new stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), or they may return to Original Medicare with or without a stand-alone Part D plan from a Medicare Advantage Plan.