How Do I Switch or Cancel My Medicare Advantage Plan?

You can switch or cancel your Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Medicare Advantage plan membership.

Switching to another Medicare Advantage plan

If you have a Medicare Advantage plan with us and want to pick a different one, you can do so during these times of the year:

  • Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, during the annual enrollment period
  • Jan. 1 - March 31, during the open enrollment period

Browse a list of all our Medicare Advantage plan offerings.

You'll be disenrolled from your old Medicare Advantage plan automatically when you join a new one. Keep in mind that you can only switch plans once during these periods.

You can also read more about disenrollment periods in the Medicare & You handbook.

Switching because of a qualifying life event

You can also switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan if you've had certain changes in your life, like moving out of your plan's service area. We call these instances a special enrollment period or qualifying life event. 

You can read a complete list of special enrollment situations on Medicare's website

Switching to Original Medicare

You can drop your Medicare Advantage plan and switch to Original Medicare at any time.

To cancel your plan, simply contact us or call 1-800-MEDICARE, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. TTY users call 1-877-486-2048

If your Medicare Advantage plan offered prescription drug coverage, you should plan to enroll in a Part D plan alongside your Original Medicare coverage. If you don’t, you might face a late enrollment penalty.

Your rights and responsibilities

When you end enrollment in one of our plans, you'll need to make sure you've paid all outstanding balances.

If you think we've violated your rights, you can file a complaint with us or with the government.

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