Which Election Period for this case?

Apr 8, 2019

  1. ser93boy
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    I just received a call from a referral who just won a disability case and was awarded Medicare A and B. The effective date was retroactive back to January 1 of this yea, and she just received the news today.

    She wants to take a MAPD plan, but I don’t know of any valid election period to use. Will Medicare make an exception for her to enroll? If they do will I be able to do the enrollment or will Medicare have to do it?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I'm guessing if she called and made a complaint to Medicare they would probably enroll her, Since it was not her fault Unless She knew beforehand

    However, the agent would be out of luck
     
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    There is an SEP for those who get retroactive enrollment into Medicare. Starts date of notification of eligibility and lasts two months.
     
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    Awesome I have run into this a couple of times and did not know that
     
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    Some plans require proof so best bet is to write it on paper and send in the SSA award letter too.
     
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    I just wanted to update you all that I used the SEP for retroactive enrollment into Medicare. I was not asked for any other supporting documents and the client was enrolled for 5/1. Thank you.
     
    ser93boy, Apr 18, 2019
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