Happy New Year!!! Just a quick reminder that you can write a Dual after December 7th, IF the person had a change in their Medicaid status or has just been awarded Medicaid or Moved into the area, this application code is MCD.
Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNPs) serve members who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare, known as “dual eligible’s.” DSNPs offer care coordination and provide supplemental benefits to their members to improve coordination of services and enhance quality of care. Dual eligible individuals have the option to enroll in a DSNP during the following Medicare election periods:
- Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) is a seven-month period which begins three months prior to the month containing your 65th birthday. It includes the entire month of your birthday and continues for three months after that month.
- Annual Election Period (AEP) is a period that runs from October 15th to December 7th every year. Any changes you make will take effect on January 1stof the following year.
- Special Enrollment Period (SEP) is a period that may occur due to a qualifying life event at any time of the year. You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period for several reasons, including moving out of your current plan’s service area, losing creditable group health insurance due to employment ending, etc.
Please register below if you have any questions or want to know more about the year round selling opportunities in the Dual Market and how this can work in your portfolio.