Extended Time for Coverage from CMS

HFA reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has formally extended the special enrollment period (SEP) created during the COVID-19 “unwinding”, allowing people who lose Medicaid/CHIP coverage 60 days to transition to coverage through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. This was set to expire on July 31 but CMS has agreed to postpone the expiration until November 30. This is due to states helping to promote continuity of coverage, minimizing wrongful terminations, and other state-specific situations. Read more here.

Source: LA Kelley Communications, Inc., May 2024

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