Last week, we reported on the restrictions that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) placed on Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) by retiring 7 of them. However, CMS announced a new SEP this month to help those who are ineligible for the Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) in 2016 because they failed to file their 2014 tax return and reconcile their APTC for 2014. This SEP is available to the affected consumers until March 31st. The guidance on this SEP released by CMS can be downloaded by clicking here and the Georgetown Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) blog post which helps explain the new SEP can be found here.
Last week’s news item on the retired SEPs can be accessed here.