"Can I change my plan?"

The simple answer is yes. But, you’re only able to switch your plan at certain times. The Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period, from October 15 – December 7 each year, is when you can make changes to your coverage for it to be effective on January 1 of the next year. If you have had a change in your circumstance, like if you move out of state or move into a nursing home, you might be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP).

New for 2022! The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allows 5-Star plans to offer an additional SEP. Since CMS rated all of our 2022 Medicare Advantage plans 5-Stars, our members have the additional opportunity to switch from one BCBSRI Medicare Advantage plan to another.

Complete the Plan Change request form in its entirety, and then mail it to:

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Attn: BlueCHiP for Medicare Membership Department
500 Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903-2699

Yes. The Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period, from October 15 – December 7, is when you can make changes to your coverage for it to be effective on January 1 of the next year.

  • Online - Request a change
  • Mail - complete the 2018 Plan Change request form in its entirety, and then mail it to:

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    Attn: Medicare Advantage Membership Department
    500 Exchange Street
    Providence, RI 02903-2699

Outside of the Annual Enrollment Period, you might be eligible to change your plan if you had a change in your circumstance, like if you move out of state or move into a nursing home. Learn more about this Special Enrollment Period.

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