April 25, 2022
  • CMS on Friday proposed establishing special enrollment periods for certain Medicare beneficiaries. Under the proposed rule, eligible individuals include those who are impacted by an emergency or disaster, formerly incarcerated, and subject to a health plan or employer error that prevented them from enrolling in Medicare. Congress gave CMS the authority to establish these special enrollment periods in 2021. Medicare Advantage beneficiaries can also use special enrollment periods to make changes to their coverage, though rules about when changes can be made differ with each enrollment period. (Articles here and here)