The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) applies only to Medicare Advantage and Part-D prescription drug plans. It does not apply to Original Medicare or Medicare Supplement plans. It is the one time a year that Medicare Advantage members can enroll, disenroll, or change plans. Beginning on October 1st, each year, insurance companies release information about their plans for the coming year. They may add new plans, eliminate old plans, make changes to benefits, modify their physician and hospital networks, or member premiums. AEP begins on October 15th and runs through December 7th. All new enrollments, disenrollments, or plan changes made during AEP are effective January 1st of the following year. It is essential to talk with your independent agent at %location_locationName% during AEP to review your current plan and decide if you should make any changes. To set up an appointment today, call us at %location_primaryPhone%.