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If you select PBP 005 Imperial Senior Value (HMO C-SNP), you must complete the SNP Assessment Form below.
To join Imperial Dual Plan (HMO D-SNP), you must have both Medicare and Medicaid.
If you’re enrolled in a Medicare plan or enrolling for the first time, generally you can only enroll, switch plans, or disenroll from a plan during certain times of the year.
Annual Election Period (AEP)
AEP is from October 15 through December 7 of every year. MA eligible individuals may enroll in or disenroll from an MA plan. The last enrollment request made, determined by the application date, will be the enrollment request that takes effect.
Initial Coverage Election Period (ICEP)
The ICEP is the period during which an individual newly eligible for MA may make an initial enrollment request to enroll in an MA plan. This period begins three months immediately before the individual’s first entitlement to both Medicare Part A and Part B and ends on the later of:
Initial Enrollment Period for Part D (IEP for Part D)
The Initial Enrollment Period for Part D (IEP for Part D) is the period during which an individual is first eligible to enroll in a Part D plan. In general, an individual is eligible to enroll in a Part D plan when he or she is entitled to Part A OR is enrolled in Part B, AND permanently resides in the service area of a Part D plan. Ultimately, CMS provides a part D eligibility effective date and maintains it in CMS systems.
Open Enrollment Period for Institutionalized Individuals (OEPI)
The OEPI is continuous for eligible individuals. For purposes of enrollment under the OEPI election period, an institutionalized individual is defined as an individual who moves into, resides in, or moves out of an institution. The OEPI ends two months after the month the individual moves out of the institution.
Special Election Periods (SEP)
Special election periods constitute periods outside of the usual IEP, AEP or MA OEP when an individual may elect a plan or change his or her current plan election. As detailed below, there are various types of SEPs, including SEPs for dual eligible, and for individuals whose current plan terminates, who change residence and who meet “exceptional conditions”.
Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP)
Individuals may add or drop Part D coverage during the MA OEP. Individuals enrolled in either MA-PD or MA-only plans can switch to:
The effective date for an MA OEP election is the first of the month following receipt of the enrollment request.
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