Special Enrollment Period: New York Emergency Declaration -Winter Storm
Please be advised that a state of emergency was declared, impacting individuals in certain New York counties. This declaration allows for a one-time Special Enrollment Period (SEP), in the event beneficiaries were unable to make an election during another qualifying election period. Please reference the following guidelines for the incident period. This SEP applies to the following counties in New York.
Important Compliance Information
Who is eligible:
This SEP opportunity is ONLY available to beneficiaries who:
Impacted Counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Countries
Incident Period: The incident period occurred on February 1, 2022 through March 3, 2022. The declaration was announced on January 28, 2022.
Timeframe: Effective immediately, individuals meeting the requirements listed above can enroll, dis-enroll, or switch MAPD or PDP plans until May 31, 2022.
*Note: Eligible enrollments will be effective the first of the month after the application has been processed.
Agents can accept/submit a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan application by the beneficiary’s request through the following steps:
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