Updated Natural Disaster SEP in New York

FEMA has updated the list of disaster-impacted areas, where your clients may be entitled to Special Election Periods. The FEMA Special Election Period is available for the following counties in NY: Nassau, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides for a ... Read More

Disaster SEP for some Alabama counties

Due to Hurricane Sally, additional counties have been added to the FEMA notification for the state of Alabama. A FEMA notification was originally released on October 2, 2020. Alabama counties covered by this SEP include: Baldwin Barbour Butler Clarke Coffee Conecuh Covington Crenshaw Escambia Geneva Houston Mobile Pike   This ... Read More

Special Election Periods for Disaster Declarations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides for a Special Election Period (SEP) for beneficiaries impacted by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency or Major Disaster Declaration. This SEP is for Medicare beneficiaries who were prevented from submitting a Medicare Advantage (MA/MAPD) or Prescription Drug (PDP) plan ... Read More

Help your Dual-Eligible Clients During AEP

Special Election Period (SEP) options for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries As of 2019, LIS/Dual eligible individuals are no longer allowed unlimited SEP changes throughout the year. Instead they will be limited to one SEP change per quarter during the first 3 quarters of the year. Since there’s no Quarterly SEP for Dual-Eligible ... Read More

SEP Notice – Severe Weather

Individuals Affected By Severe Weather May Be Eligible For SEP CMS provides a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals affected by severe weather who need to enroll in, disenroll from or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans and have missed another enrollment period (i.e., either aging in or a ... Read More