- Category: Health Care Reform
- Published: Monday, 02 October 2017
- Written by Rebekah Williams
CMS Announces Special Enrollment Periods for Americans Impacted by Recent Hurricanes. Agency provides special open enrollment periods for 2017 Medicare and Exchange coverage.
As a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make available special enrollment periods for all Medicare beneficiaries and certain individuals seeking health plans offered through the Federal Health Insurance Exchange. This important step gives these individuals and families who have been impacted by the hurricanes the opportunity to change their Medicare health and prescription drug plans and gain access to health coverage on the Exchange immediately if eligible for a special enrollment period.