If you meet the SNP’s eligibility requirements, you can join the plan during the regular Medicare health plan enrollment periods.

In addition, you will also be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to join a SNP if you:

  • have Medicare and become eligible for Medicaid. The enrollment period lasts as long as you have Medicare and Medicaid.
  • have a severe, disabling or chronic condition. You can enroll in a SNP at any time as long as you have the condition.
  • are entering an institution that qualifies you for SNP coverage, or develop the need for an institutional level of care. (Note: you can enroll in or disenroll from the SNP for institutionalized people at any time.)