People with Medicare Parts A and B can join or switch Medicare plans during this period.
You may still be able to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan from Peoples Health.
In Louisiana, people in 32 parishes have a Special Enrollment Period through December 31 due to major weather events earlier in the year.
Emergency and Disaster Special Enrollment Period through December 31 for the following parishes:
Acadia • Allen • Assumption • Beauregard • Calcasieu • Cameron • De Soto • Iberia • Jefferson • Jefferson Davis Lafayette • Lafourche • Livingston • Natchitoches • Orleans • Plaquemines • Rapides • Red River • Sabine • St. Bernard • St. Charles • St. Helena • St. James • St. John the Baptist • St. Martin • St. Mary • St. Tammany • Tangipahoa • Terrebonne • Vermilion • Vernon • Washington
Typically, you may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan only during the annual enrollment period from October 15 through December 7 of each year. There are exceptions that may allow you to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan outside of this period.
If one of the above statements applies to you, please contact Peoples Health at 1-800-978-9765 (TTY users should call 711) to see if you are eligible to enroll. We are open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you contact us on a weekend or holiday, you may need to leave a message, but we will return your call within one business day.
If you have Medicare Part A but did not enroll in Part B, the Part B General Enrollment Period is from January through March. You then have until June 30 to join a Medicare Advantage plan for additional benefits starting in July.