Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MAPD)
During this time, you may disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare. Requests to disenroll will be effective on the first day of the month following your disenrollment request.
If you switch from a Medicare Advantage plan to Original Medicare during this time, you’re eligible for a Special Election Period (SEP)* and can enroll in a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Your prescription drug coverage will begin the first day of the month after the plan receives your enrollment form.
During this time, you can’t:
Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan
Switch from one Medicare Advantage plan or Medicare Prescription Drug plan to another
Join, switch, or drop a Medicare Medical Savings Account Plan
*Note: if you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan that does not have prescription drug coverage, you must request disenrollment from the plan in order to be eligible for this SEP.