Medicare beneficiaries, we have good news for you. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced an extension to the Emergency and Major Disease Special Election Period (SEP) for those impacted by Hurricane Michael, and that includes the state of Virginia.
During this SEP (December 8, 2018 – February 28, 2019), eligible recipients can enroll, dis-enroll or switch Medicare Advantage or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans. Enrollments or changes will be effective during the first of the month after the request has been received.
The exception to the new SEP period is that it DOES NOT apply to people who already made a change in their Medicare coverage during the Annual Election Period that was October 15 through December 7 2018.
Have questions? Please call a Medicare Benefit Advisor at 1-833-264-0812 (TTY: 711).