What is the Medigap open enrollment period?


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The Medigap open enrollment period is a six-month period when interested parties can buy any Medigap policy provided in the state, even if the interested party has health problems. The open enrollment period occurs once for individuals who turn 65 and are enrolled in Medicare Part B, according to Medicare.gov.

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Once the one-time Medigap open enrollment period is over, the individual is no longer eligible to receive the open enrollment benefits. During nonopen enrollment periods, Medigap insurance companies are allowed to charge different amounts for individuals with health problems or even choose not to accept the application, according to Medicare.gov.

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