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This course focuses on important Medicare enrollment periods, which are times during the year when an individual can sign up for Medicare for the first time or make changes to existing Medicare coverage. We will also review the penalties that one can incur for not enrolling in Medicare when first eligible, underscoring the importance of making timely Medicare decisions and helping individuals consider their coverage options. Enrollment periods covered in this course include the Initial Enrollment Period, General Enrollment
Period, Special Enrollment Period, and Fall Open Enrollment Period. This course is currently W3C WCAG 2.0 AA conformant.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between first-time enrollment periods and times during the year when individuals can change their existing coverage
- Understand when an individual may have a Special Enrollment Period
- Identify circumstances under which an individual may incur a late enrollment penalty
This course contains the following features:
- Interactive activities and knowledge quizzes
- Automatic course bookmarking so learners can continue where they left off
- Review tests at the end of every course – 80% or higher mark to pass the course and download a certificate of completion
- Educational content vetted by a team of national experts at Medicare Rights Center
- Closed captioning
- An array of printable supplementary tools and fliers