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Making changes to your coverage after January 1

Between January 1-March 31, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan (like an HMO or PPO), you can leave your plan and switch to another MA Plan or return to Original Medicare only with or without drug coverage (Part D). If you return to Original Medicare, you’ll have until March 31 to also join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan to add drug coverage. Your coverage will begin the first day of the month after the plan gets your enrollment form. You may be able to make other changes if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. 

Call 800-722-4134 (toll free) or contact your local SHIBA office to get information about your plan options.

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The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program uses trained volunteers to educate and advocate for Oregonians with Medicare.

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Toll-free: 800-722-4134

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P.O. Box 14480, Salem, OR 97309

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