Understanding COVID SEP 2020

There may be some confusion as to whether a COVID SEP exists or ever ended. 


To clarify, in late spring, CMS announced a time limited SEP for COVID affected beneficiaries which ended June 30, 2020.  Another disaster/emergency SEP has NOT been put into place.  However, what is always available is the case-by-case SEP for Other Exceptional Circumstances.  To confirm, while some in the industry may have assumed that there is another disaster/emergency SEP in place, this is not the case.


For additional information regarding the case-by-case SEP, which has to be referred to Medicare to handle, you can find details here.


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