The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the deadline through Sept 30, 2018, for equitable relief assistance to Medicare beneficiaries currently enrolled in Medicare Part A and the Marketplace for individuals or families. This assistance provides eligible individuals with an opportunity to enroll in Medicare Part B without penalty. Further, CMS is offering assistance to eligible individuals who were dually enrolled in Medicare Part A and the Marketplace for individuals and families and subsequently enrolled in Medicare Part B with a penalty. This assistance provides these individuals an opportunity to request a reduction in their Medicare Part B late enrollment penalty.
Individuals who believe they are eligible for this relief should contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or contact their local Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) in California at 1-800-434-0222.
For additional information click here: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Eligibility-and-Enrollment/Medicare-and-the-Marketplace/Overview1.html