CMS Extends Enrollment for Those Impacted by Hurricanes and Wildfires

CMS Extends Enrollment for Those Impacted by Hurricanes and Wildfires

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended enrollment periods for those impacted by 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This gives them access to health coverage on the Federal Health Insurance Exchange and provides additional time to join, drop, or switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans. The opportunities are extended through March 31, 2018.

CMS is also providing additional opportunities to join, drop, or switch Medicare health and prescription drug plans for those affected by the wildfires in California through March 31, 2018.

Resources
For information on the special enrollment periods for the Federal Health Insurance Exchanges, visit the CMS website.
For information on the special enrollment period extension for Medicare, visit the CMS website.

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Michelle A. Dick, BS, is a freelance content specialist, providing writing, editorial expertise, and graphic imagery to clients. Prior to becoming a free agent, she was an executive editor for AAPC, editor-in-chief at Eli Research, and editor at Element K Journals. After earning a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo State, Dick entered the publishing industry as a graphic artist, ad coordinator, and web designer for White Directory Publishers, Inc.
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Michelle A. Dick, BS, is a freelance content specialist, providing writing, editorial expertise, and graphic imagery to clients. Prior to becoming a free agent, she was an executive editor for AAPC, editor-in-chief at Eli Research, and editor at Element K Journals. After earning a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo State, Dick entered the publishing industry as a graphic artist, ad coordinator, and web designer for White Directory Publishers, Inc.

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