In addition to their opportunities during the AEP, SEP, or ICEP, MA eligible individuals
may make one MA OEP election from January 1st through March 31st. MA organizations are not required to open their MA plans for
enrollment during an OEP. However, MA organizations must accept valid requests for disenrollment from MA-only
plans during the OEP since Original Medicare is always open during an OEP. In addition,
if an MA organization has more than one MA plan, the MA organization is not required
to open each plan for enrollment during the same time frames.
OEP elections must be made to the same type of plan (regarding Medicare prescription
drug coverage) in which the individual is already enrolled.
EXCEPTION: Beneficiaries may not elect an MA MSA plan during the Open Enrollment Period.