Missed Your Initial Medicare Enrollment Period? You May Want to Sign Up Now

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
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Missed Your Initial Medicare Enrollment Period? You May Want to Sign Up Now

Medicare eligibility begins at the age of 65, but your initial enrollment window spans seven months. If that happened to you last year, you have another chance to sign up for Medicare -- but you'll need to get moving. If you missed your initial Medicare enrollment window, you can still sign up for coverage during the program's general enrollment period, which runs from Jan. 1 though March 31 each year.