Initial Enrollment Period (IEP)
In the months before and after your 65th birthday, you have a 7-month initial enrollment period to sign up for Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance). This period includes:
- 3 months before your 65th birthday month
- the month of your 65th birthday
- 3 months after your 65th birthday month
For example, if your birthday is August 19, 1957, your initial enrollment period runs from May 1, 2022, through November 30, 2022.