Yesterday, May 5, 2020, CMS announced a Special Election Period for all 50 states and the District of Columbia available March 1 through June 30 for individuals affected by COVID-19.
This SEP is for individuals affected by a weather-related emergency or major disaster who were unable to and did not make an election during another valid election period as a result of the emergency or major disaster. This includes both enrollment and disenrollment elections. Individuals will be considered “affected” and eligible for this SEP if they:
- Reside, or resided at the start of the incident period, in an area for which FEMA has declared an emergency or a major disaster and has designated affected counties as being eligible to apply for individual or public level assistance;
- Had another valid election period at the time of the incident period; and
- Did not make an election during that other valid election period.
How will this affect your business? While you cannot market this SEP, you should keep up your regular marketing efforts. If you would like clarification on what you can and cannot do regarding this SEP, please give us a call.
You can also review carrier-specific guidance and remote sales ideas on our COVID-19 Resources page.