For many enrollees who are in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B) or in Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C), there may come a time when you feel that the current coverage you are receiving just isn’t right for your particular health care situation or needs. If this is the case, it may be time to switch to a different plan.
If you are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and you wish to switch into a different Medicare Advantage plan, changing is fairly easy. In this case, you can simply join the new plan of your choice – provided that it is available in your area – during one of the enrollment periods. When you do so, you will be automatically dis-enrolled from your old Medicare Advantage plan as soon as the coverage in your new plan starts.
If, however, you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan now and you would like to switch back over to coverage in Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and Part B), there are some steps that you will need to follow in order to do so. These steps include the following: