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FAQ: Nonrenewal Letters During the Medicare SNP Period

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An agent asks, “Do we need a letter of ‘nonrenewal’ from the Medicare Advantage plan when we enroll a Medicare customer during the SNP Period?

Yes. The Medicare Advantage carrier that is not renewing its contract for the next year must send a final written notice to each of the members advising them of its decision not to renew their contract by Medicare. The notice informs the affected member of the available options they have under the Medicare program for the new year. The letter also indicates how long the Medicare beneficiary’s special enrollment period last and acts as proof of creditable coverage.

Source: Catherine Snowman, Snowman & Associates Consulting, Inc.

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