You may enroll during the Annual Enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 for coverage starting in January. Otherwise, you can enroll in a BlueCHiP for Medicare or Plan 65 plan during the first six months of when you become eligible for Medicare or when Medicare becomes your primary coverage.
Valid Election Periods for BlueCHiP for Medicare
You must make a valid request to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, such as BlueCHiP for Medicare, during an “election period.” Here is information about some of the most common election periods:
- If you move outside the service area
- If you are getting “Extra Help” with your prescription drug costs
- If you move into a nursing home
- If we violate our contract with you
Qualifying Events for Plan 65
You may enroll in Plan 65 A from October 15 to December 7 for coverage starting in January. Otherwise, the following is a list of “qualifying events” that allow you to enroll in a different Plan 65 option (certain exclusions may apply):
Last updated: 03/10/2017
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island depends on contract renewal.