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Disenrollment

Voluntary Disenrollment from a Bright Health Medicare Advantage Plan

When to disenroll

You may request disenrollment from an MA plan during a Medicare election period . Unless you qualify for a Special Election Period (SEP) , you will need to disenroll:

  • During the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) between October 15 and December 7 each year, or
  • During the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period between January 1 and February 14 each year

How to disenroll

You may disenroll from your Bright Health Medicare Plan by:

  1. Enrolling in another Medicare Advantage plan. (Enrollment into another MA or a Part D Plan will disenroll you from Bright Health plan. The termination will be effective on the last day before the new plan’s effective date. i.e. effective date of new policy is 7/1/2018, last date of coverage with Bright is 6/30/2018.)
  2. Providing a written notice to Bright Health by mail or fax, signed by you or a legal representative. Download a disenrollment form .
  3. Calling 1-800-Medicare.

Disenrollment effective date

If you join another plan or disenroll during OEP (between October 15 and December 7 of each year), the effective date of your disenrollment is January 1 of the following year. You must continue receiving Bright Health benefits until your effective date.

If you disenroll during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (between January 1 and February 14), your disenrollment from Bright Health, and enrollment in Original Medicare, is effective on the first day of the month after we receive a valid disenrollment form.

If you disenroll during a Special Election Period (SEP), your effective date will depend on your circumstances and election period.

You will receive written confirmation of your disenrollment and effective date within 10 days of submitting a valid disenrollment request.