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SEP: Dual-Eligible & LIS and General SEP Reminders

Attention Valued Partner,

A Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is a period outside of the ICEP, AEP or MA OEP when beneficiaries can enroll, based solely on life events that cause an valid SEP.

Dual-Eligible & LIS Eligible Member 4th Quarter Reminders:

  • Dual-eligible and LIS beneficiaries that are not at-risk may use the SEP once per each of the first three calendar quarters only.
  • This SEP may not be used in the 4th quarter of the year (October – December).
  • In the 4th Quarter, AEP is the only valid enrollment period.
  • Any plan changes/enrollments requested in the 4th quarter must be made during AEP and no later than December 7th.
  • Please note that October 1 – October 15 and December 8 – December 31 there is no available LIS SEP. Beneficiaries will ONLY be able to follow the standard AEP timeframe for making plan changes during the 4th quarter (October 15 – December 7) and their effective date will be January 1, 2021.

General SEP Reminders:

  • Enrollment applications must be filled out correctly and completely, including any applicable SEP code.
  • Don't forget to note an applicable SEP on electronic enrollments.
  • For paper applications, be sure to note the applicable SEP on page 6.
  • For emergency and disaster declarations, be sure to either select option 18 indicating a natural disaster OR option 19 and write “Severe Weather” – WARNING! Only select one election type

As always, thank you for your partnership.

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