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MACRA Update

New rules took effect on New Year’s Day. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“MACRA”) was signed into law on April 16, 2015. MACRA prohibits the sale of Medigap policies that cover Part B deductibles to “newly eligible” Medicare beneficiaries. Those affected by the change must pay the $198 Medicare Part B deductible themselves. ThinkAdvisor has an article you’ll find helpful. Click here to read it.

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Important Reminder From Aetna

********** New Requirement for applications**********

As you're completing applications with your clients, be sure to include the correct Medicare ID number, which is now the Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI).

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SEP Announced For North Carolina

FEMA has provided an update to the declared Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for those affected by hurricane Dorian, in the event they were unable to make an election during another qualifying election period. 

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CMS Change To LIS/Dual SEP Effective January 1st

In 2019, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will make an important change to the ongoing Special Enrollment Period for Low Income Subsidy or Dual Eligible beneficiaries (LIS/Dual SEP). Current policy allows eligible customers to change their Medicare & Medicaid Advantage Plan, or Part D Prescription Drug Plan every month if they so desire.

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Anthem BCBS and the SEP

Special Election Period (SEP) for victions of Hurricane Micahel will last through February 28, 2019! This Special Election Period is for Medicare beneficiaries who were prevented from submitting an enrollment request as a result of Hurricane Michael.

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Breaking News From Humana - SEP Notice

AttentionMedicare Agents Licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

CMS will provide a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals affected by Hurricane Florence who need to enroll in, disenroll from or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans and have missed another enrollment period (i.e., either aging in or a SEP).

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Breaking News From Humana - SEP Notice!

Attention: Medicare Agents Licensed in Florida Panhandle, Georgia and Alabama *** SEP Notice for Individual Affected by Hurricane Michael***

CMS will provide a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals affected by Hurricane Michael who need to enroll in, disenroll from or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans and have missed another enrollment period (i.e., either aging in or a SEP).  

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