When is The Medicare Advantage Dis-enrollment Period (MADP)
Here is the answer to a question that you might like to ask. When is The Medicare Advantage Dis-enrollment Period (MADP) – It runs from January 1 to February 14 every year in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The purpose of the MADP is to give Medicare Advantage (MA) members an opportunity to dis-enroll from any MA plan. After they dis-enroll they can return to Original Medicare. Enrolling back in original Medicare allows members to then purchase a Medicare supplement plan and/or part D drug plan if they wish.
the MADP is not an additional enrollment period, nor is it an opportunity to switch to a different MA plan. The effective date of a dis-enrollment request made during the MADP will be the first day of the month following receipt of the dis-enrollment request. For example, a dis-enrollment request made in January will be effective February 1. Medicare considers this election period a special election plan change.
Members of MA-PD plans who enroll in a stand-alone PDP plan will automatically be dis-enrolled from their MA-PD plan. Those members will return to Original Medicare. They will NOT have the option to enroll in another MA(Medicare Advantage) plan.
You can call the office if you have questions regarding your current Medicare Advantage plan at 203-796-5403. If you would like to discuss all the Medicare options that are available to you, don’t hesitate to ask us.