Special Election Period for Government Entity-Declared Disaster or Other Emergency
Declaration Date: February 8, 2021
Dates for SEP: January 11, 2021- March 8, 2021
State: Georgia - full state
IMPORTANT: Please be aware
An SEP exists for individuals affected by a disaster or other emergency declared by a Federal, state, or local government entity who were unable to, and did not make an election during another valid election period. This includes both enrollment and disenrollment elections. Individuals are eligible for this SEP if they:
- Reside, or resided at the start of the SEP eligibility period described in this guidance, in an area for which a federal, state or local government entity has declared a disaster or other emergency or they do not reside in an affected area but rely on help making healthcare decisions from one or more individuals who reside in an affected area; and
- Were eligible for another election period at the time of the SEP eligibility period; and
- Did not make an election during that other valid election period due to the disaster or other emergency.
The SEP starts as of the date the declaration is made, the incident start date, or, if different, the start date identified in the declaration, whichever is earlier. The SEP ends 2 full calendar months following the end date identified in the declaration or, if different, the date the end of the incident is announced, whichever is later.
When contacted by an impacted customer, agents/brokers are allowed to assist eligible customers in enrollment.
You must confirm the customer resides or resided in the affected area, confirm if the customer had another valid election period at the time of the incident period, and has not used the election.
If all qualifications are met, you must complete the SEP section of the application with the following:
·SEP Code: DST
·SEP Date: Start date of the incident period.
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