To leave a Medicare private health plan and ensure that the change is reflected immediately, call 800-MEDICARE directly and ask the Medicare representative to disenroll you from your private health plan. You will be automatically enrolled in Original Medicare when you disenroll.
Note: You can also disenroll by calling your private health plan directly, but it might take longer for your request to be processed.
You are limited in when and how often you can change your Medicare health plan during the year (this is known as lock-in).
To learn more about when you can switch your Medicare health coverage, click on "Can I change my Medicare health plan at any time?" in the GO TO box.