April 3, 2020





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The Paycheck Protection Program: How the CARES Act Helps Small Businesses
Federal Agencies Take Further Action Related to COVID-19, Including CARES Guidance and Resources
NAHU Works with CMS on MA SEP and Challenges Posed by COVID-19
State Spotlight: Florida Issues Statewide Stay-at-Home Order
Healthcare Happy Hour: Special Guest on the Paycheck Protection Program
Donít Miss the Next Installment in the NAHU Compliance Corner COVID-19 Webinar Series
NAHUís Affinity Partners Offer COVID-19 Resources
Applications Are Open for NAHU's Legislative Council
HUPAC Roundup: Coronavirus Campaign Ads Get Ugly; Democrats Postpone National Convention
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NAHU Works with CMS on MA SEP and Challenges Posed by COVID-19
CMS informed NAHU that the plan to provide an official notice for the Medicare Advantage SEP will continue into next week. Beneficiaries rely on agents and NAHU requested that CMS consider agents of record in any SEP plan. We also requested extending the OEP through June. You can monitor this link for Part A/B enrollment updates. Here are links for Part C/D to watch for SEP or other enrollment guidance: Medicare Managed Care Eligibility/Enrollment and Medicare Prescription Drug Eligibility/Enrollment.
 
Additionally, CMS is working closely with SSA to coordinate and push out information regarding Part B to ease enrollment challenges. NAHU has let CMS know that local SSA offices appear to operate differently with respect to handling enrollment cases. As of now, CMS will relax the requirement for wet signatures. In addition, if the beneficiary is unable to obtain the completed employer form, there are alternate forms of documentation that are acceptable. These are documents that they are likely to have in their possession, such as tax returns, paystubs and health insurance cards. SSA is also working on creating methods to submit this information via a dedicated fax number and a few other ideas they are considering. 
 
Be sure to monitor these web links to get the latest changes in Medicare enrollment. NAHU will continue to be your source for the latest information and we will continue to send out information as events warrant. 
 
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