Enrolled in the Wrong Medicare Plan

If you are enrolled in the wrong plan by mistake or after receiving misleading information, you may be able to disenroll from the plan and enroll in a new plan that is a better fit for your needs.

There are a couple of scenarios where you have a right to change plans:

  • Enrolled in a plan unintentionally;

  • Enrolled in a plan based on incorrect or misleading information;

  • Enrolled in the same plan or kept in a plan you didn't want.

If you believe that you fall within these scenarios you can contact 1-800-MEDICARE to request a retroactive disenrollment or a Special Enrollment Period.

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