• Health Care Reform,  Individual Health Insurance

    Special Enrollment Periods

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released new information regarding new Special Enrollment Period (SEP) rules. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is tightening the rules for certain SEPs and clarifying that SEPs are only available in six defined and limited types of circumstances. Please read below for details regarding the new rules being implemented. Permanent Move SEP To ensure individuals are not moving for the sole purpose of obtaining health coverage outside of the open enrollment period, CMS has included a new rule for permanent move SEPs. This new rule limits the circumstances in which someone may qualify for the permanent move SEP…