SEP medicare beneficiaries

Hey Medicare Nation!

Special Election Period Extended through March 31, 2018 for Medicare Beneficiaries Affected by California Wildfires.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Special Election Period (SEP) for Medicare Beneficiaries affected by the California Wildfires to March 31, 2018.

Any Medicaer Beneficiary who resides in, or resided in an area for which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared a disaster area is eligible for the SEP……if……the beneficiary was unable to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan or stand-alone-prescription drug plan, during the annual enrollment period (AEP) or other qualifying election period.

Also….if you don’t live in the affected counties of California, but you receive assistance from someone living in one of the affected areas that was declared a disaster area, you are eligible for the SEP.

You can call Medicare at 800-633-4227, or you can contact a Medicare Advisor or Medicare Consultant to assist you in finding a plan that will suit your unique needs.

How do you find a Medicare Advisor or Medicare Consultant like me?

Google it!

Type in ……Medicare Consultant Los Angeles California….or Medicare Advisor San Francisco California.

After you get beyond the “ADS” by all the paid advertisers… will start seeing results for what you asked for.

So here are the COUNTIES  in California affected by the WildFires, which have a SEP:

  • Butte
  • Lake
  • Los Angeles
  • Mendocino
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma
  • Ventura
  • and Yuba

You can also go to the FEMA website and read more infomation at:

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Have a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous Week!

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