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 has been executive editor for AAPC for over 10 years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.
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Michelle A. Dick has been executive editor for AAPC for over 10 years. Prior to her work at AAPC, she was editor-in-chief at Eli Research and Element K Journals, and disk ad coordinator, web designer/developer, and graphic artist at White Directory Publishers, Inc. She has a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the State University of New York - Buffalo State and is a member of the Flower City Professional Coders in Rochester, N.Y.

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