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COVID-19 Related Enrollment Changes!

Medicare Part A and Part B Enrollment Equitable Relief for the COVID-19 Pandemic-Related National Emergency


CMS is granting equitable relief in the form of additional time to use an Initial Enrollment Period (IEP), General Enrollment Period (GEP), or a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) (such as the SEP for when a beneficiary’s enrollment in employer coverage based on current employment ends) in order to file an application for Part B, premium-Part A, or to refuse automatic Part B.


This equitable relief will last from March 17, 2020 through June 17, 2020.


Beneficiaries are eligible for this equitable relief if: - The beneficiary had an enrollment period during the period from March 17, 2020, through June 17, 2020, that was an IEP, GEP, SEP; and - The beneficiary did not apply for Part B (or premium-Part A) or refuse Part B during that IEP, GEP, or SEP. - Eligible beneficiaries who wish to take advantage of the equitable relief must file their enrollment request by June 17, 2020.


For more information:

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Eligibility-and-Enrollment/OrigMedicarePartABEligEnrol


https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus


https://medicareadvocacy.org/medicare-enrollment-covid-19/


https://medicareadvocacy.org/covid-19-an-advocates-guide-to-medicare-changes/








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