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Learn more about Humana Medicare Advantage plan enrollment, including possible benefits your plan could include and how to find a plan that fits your coverage needs.
More than 26 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) plan. About 4.8 million beneficiaries are Humana Medicare Advantage members.2
This guide can help walk you through the eligibility requirements for Humana Medicare Advantage enrollment, as well as the times of year you may be able to enroll and the steps you can take to enroll in your new Medicare Advantage plan.
You can also learn more about Humana Medicare Advantage plans by discussing your enrollment options with a licensed insurance agent.1 You can call 1-800-472-2986 TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or you can request a free plan quote online, with no obligation to enroll in a plan.
Find a Humana Medicare Advantage plan in your local area
When you compare Medicare Advantage plans in your area, you will be able to compare a number of plan aspects, including:
- Monthly premiums
- Plan deductibles
- Primary care physician copays
- Specialist copays
- Maximum out-of-pocket costs
- Potential additional benefits, such as dental, vision and prescription drug coverage
A licensed insurance agent1 may also be able to help you determine which of your doctors are in each plan’s network.
Humana Medicare Advantage enrollment eligibility
There are three general requirements to become eligible for a Humana Medicare Advantage plan. These enrollment requirements include:
- You are enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B (known together as Original Medicare).
- You live in the area serviced by your desired plan, and the plan is accepting new members during your application period.
- You do not have End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
Individuals with ESRD may be able to enroll in a Special Needs Plan, which is a certain type of Medicare Advantage plan designed for people with specific chronic health conditions or people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Contact a licensed Humana insurance agent1 for more information by calling 1-800-472-2986 TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When can you enroll in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan?
There are generally four times throughout the year in which you may enroll in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan, depending on your personal situation and your Medicare eligibility.
Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)
Your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) begins three months before you turn 65 years old and continues for three more months after turning 65. During this time, you may complete your Original Medicare enrollment, and you may be eligible to enroll in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan.
If you enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan during your IEP, you can switch to another Medicare Advantage plan within the first 3 months you have your
Some people under 65 years old may qualify for Medicare enrollment because of a disability. If this is your situation, a licensed sales agent3 can help you determine if you are eligible for Humana Medicare Advantage plan enrollment.
Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP)
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) lasts from October 15 to December 7 each year.
During AEP, Medicare beneficiaries can apply to enroll in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan, switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan or switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to a different one.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP)
During the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (OEP) – which lasts from January 1 to March 31 each year – Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries may disenroll from their current Medicare Advantage plan and switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan.
During this period, you may also elect to return to Original Medicare.
Special Enrollment Period (SEP)
Certain circumstances may make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). These enrollment periods may be granted to qualified individuals at any time throughout the year for a number of specific reasons.
These qualifying circumstances can include:
- Moving to a new address
- Residing in a skilled nursing facility
- Losing employer or COBRA health coverage
Medicare.gov, the official website of the Medicare program, provides this list of life events that may qualify you for a Special Enrollment Period.
How do you enroll in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan?
Learn more about enrolling in a Humana Medicare Advantage plan by discussing your options with a licensed insurance agent.1 You can call 1-800-472-2986 TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or you can request a free plan quote online, with no obligation to enroll in a plan.