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Letter to CMS Re: Extension of Relief Opportunity for Marketplace Enrollees

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The undersigned organizations share a commitment to advancing the health and economic security of individuals and families with Marketplace coverage and with Medicare. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a time-limited equitable relief opportunity for select individuals currently or previously enrolled in Marketplace plans who delayed Medicare enrollment during their Initial Enrollment Period (IEP).1 CMS subsequently extended this policy by one year,2 and recently expanded it to people with Marketplace coverage who did not enroll in Medicare during a qualifying Special Enrollment Period (SEP).3 For both populations, this important relief is set to expire on September 30, 2018….

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