Special enrollment opportunities may be available to Medicare beneficiaries impacted by natural disasters.
A special enrollment period (SEP) exists for individuals affected by a weather-related emergency or major disaster who were unable to, and did not make an election during another valid election period. This includes both enrollment and disenrollment elections. The SEP is available from the start of the incident period and for four full calendar months thereafter.
Individuals impacted by Hurricane Michael in Alabama are eligible for this SEP. It runs through February 28, 2019. Impacted Alabama counties are shown below.
Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Montgomery, Pike, Poarch Creek Reservation and Trust Lands (also FL), Russell.