Medicare Special Enrollment Period for those affected by the California Wildfires

If you were affected by the California Wildfires, you are offered a special open enrollment period for your Medicare plan. Please see below and get in touch with Phyllis if you would like to review your drug or supplement plan. Special Open Enrollment (SEP) period is through March 31, 2018.

  • Individuals will be considered “affected” and eligible for this SEP if they reside, or resided at the start of the incident period, in the FEMA declared emergency or major disaster area related to the recent wildfires in California. 
  • These SEPs are also available to those individuals who don’t live in the affected areas but rely on help making health care decisions from friends or family members who live in the affected areas. Plan sponsors may ask for proof of residence to determine if an individual resided in an affected area (e.g., driver’s license, utility bills, etc.) at the start of the incident period, but must accept an attestation if an applicant states that his or her documents were destroyed or are inaccessible.